Today I am incredibly proud of a brave friend, Marion, who quit smoking tobacco three years ago! That’s an impressive milestone, especially since tobacco is considered a more clinically complex addiction than any other! She has defeated her “5-Headed Dragon!” Her accomplishment is all the more astounding since a few weeks after she quit, a global pandemic hit!
Her story and the tools she used apply to all addictions! Learn more HERE.
Remembering her brave fight and celebrating her victory reminds me that one person’s achievement can send ripples into the pond of this universe and help others to change their lives, too!
I personally appreciate that three years later, she’s still attending group on a pretty regular basis. Her example and her insights are helping others on their journeys. Read more about Marion’s journey!
Marion’s winning doesn’t preclude others winning at all! In fact I believe that it increases the likelihood that others will win. Winning a game of tic-tac-toe means that someone has lost. Baseball, Bingo, Basketball, and nearly every other “game” require others to lose in order for a victor to be crowned. This “game” is a different game indeed. In pursuits such as this, there are no losers (except those who choose not to play.)
May others on a challenging journey toward positive change, be encouraged by Nancy’s achievement. Let’s cultivate a healthy sort of yearning (not to be confused with jealousy or envy) for our own success!
Whatever positive change you are trying to make in your life, please play the game. And play the game with others, so we can all win!
Congratulations to Marion and all my other brave “dragon slayers!”