day 69

I would be remiss if I didn’t post an update. Today of all days has actually been alright. I find that I need the gum less, and sometimes forget that I don’t have a piece in my mouth. Overall this is a good thing.

Eventually I won’t write about it; however, this keeps me honest.

I don’t miss smoking per-se, it’s one of those…what’s the word I’m looking for – ‘unhealthy traditions’ that I picked up. The official term is ‘coping mechanism’ (what really happened is far more complicated.)

I am saddened by the vaping epidemic – I started vaping before it was cool; now kids are mixing it with god awful junk and screwing up their lives even worse than the initial series of smokers before them.

Not that it’s any of my business to say anything about anyone – I would encourage support, and allow them to be the adults in charge of their lives. What that ultimately means is; the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all.

I trust that your new year is going swimmingly; and if it isn’t, then, you have…oh I don’t know, several months to get it squared away. While there is always something to do, perhaps you will take joy in the little things.

If there are no little things, then imagine yourself in your favorite place. You are warm, safe, and protected here. No one, not even the guard, can take this away from you.

Eventually, things change.

I wish you well on your journeys, and raise my glass to you.

Cheers and be well,

Kelly K Green: noun.

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