Happy Birthday, Uncle Jack

Well, I'm into my third month...

I always felt guilty when I smoked -- not least because, when I was a little kid, I promised my great uncle that I'd never take-up the deadly habit. And I kept thinking how disappointed he'd be if he'd lived long enough to see me break that promise. :(

Today I learned that 16 December was his birthday. I had no idea until mum told me. My quit date was 16 December last year. I may have broken my promise, but at least I've quit now. I hope he'll except my commitment and strength as an apology. :o

Happy birthday, uncle Jack.

I miss you.

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  • hello there quit buddy hows things

    maybe your quit date was more than just coincidence that it fell on your uncles birthday ... maybe he had a little hand in it (if you believe in such things)

    the main thing is you are now fulfilling your promise to your uncle and im sure he would be proud as punch with what you have achieved.

    just a thought

    happy birthday to uncle jack from me as well

    keep on keeping off (the weed that is)

    cheers

    gra

    Two months, three days, 17 hours, 11 minutes and 41 seconds. 3942 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,010.91. Life saved: 1 week, 6 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes.

  • I sometimes wonder about your posts :confused:

    How do you mean, Karri?

  • im the same Karri

    some things happen for a reason they were meant to be some call it fate others say its just coincidence

    obviously like anything every one has there own beliefs

    its abit like people that believe in fortune telling tarot runes etc

    ive had readings that have made me wonder and go :eek:

  • In that they make me think. Is there coincidence in your quit date or is it more than that? You attempted to quit a few days earlier and then it all fell into place on the 16th. I just wonder if maybe the relevance of the date is more than we know.

    I am a great believer in there being more than coincidences in our lives :confused:

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Strange, isn't it? I'm pretty much the skeptic myself, but I have to admit that the exact same thought had crossed my mind too. I had a few 'false starts' and on the 11th December, I was absolutely determined to quit -- but I didn't manage to do it. And then, after my new quit date of December 16, I never looked back.

    Also, I was thinking of my uncle Jack on my way home from work. I was thinking about my quit and was wondering how long ago it was when he died and how old he was. I couldn't work it out because I didn't know his birthday. Strange my mum should mention it that evening.

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