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Carolyn
Quit 5,309 days ago
Repost: Slipped? Leave the City of Regret!
Excellent repost! Slipping is not required (lets not even use the word slip – call it what it is a relapse - you can quit and keep it (not that I did, but I wish I had). Learn from your mistakes, pick up and move on and get it done.
KTQ
Cara
D5020
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 ************Leaving the City of Regret**************
 ***********Author: AngelLady on 2/10/2001 4:52:20 PM************
 I had not really planned on taking a trip this time of year, and yet I found myself packing rather hurriedly. This trip was going to be unpleasant and I knew in advance that no real good would come of it. I'm talking about my annual "Guilt Trip."
 I got tickets to fly there on Wish I Had airlines. It was an extremely short flight. I got my baggage, which I could not check. I chose to carry it myself all the way. It was weighted down with a thousand memories of what might have been. No one greeted me as I entered the terminal to the Regret City International Airport. I say international because people from all over the world come to this dismal town.
 As I checked into the Last Resort Hotel, I noticed that they would be hosting the year's most important event, the Annual Pity Party. I wasn't going to miss that great social occasion. Many of the towns leading citizens would be there.
 First, there would be the Done family, you know, Should Have, Would Have and Could Have. Then came the I Had family. You probably know ol' Wish and his clan. Of course, the Opportunities would be present, Missed and Lost. The biggest family would be the Yesterday's. There are far too many of them to count, but each one would have a very sad story to share.
 Then Shattered Dreams would surely make an appearance. And It's Their Fault would regale us with stories (excuses) about how things had failed in his life, and each story would be loudly applauded by Don't Blame Me and I Couldn't Help It.
 Well, to make a long story short, I went to this depressing party knowing that there would be no real benefit in doing so. And, as usual, I became very depressed. But as I thought about all of the stories of failures brought back from the past, it occurred to me that all of this trip and subsequent "pity party" could be canceled by ME! I started to truly realize that I did not have to be there. I didn't have to be depressed.
 One thing kept going through my mind, I CAN'T CHANGE YESTERDAY, BUT I DO HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE TODAY A WONDERFUL DAY. I can be happy, joyous, fulfilled, encouraged, as well as encouraging. Knowing this, I left the City of Regret immediately and left no forwarding address. Am I sorry for mistakes I've made in the past? YES! But there is no physical way to undo them.
 So, if you're planning a trip back to the City of Regret, please cancel all your reservations now. Instead, take a trip to a place called, Starting Again. I liked it so much that I have now taken up permanent residence there. My neighbors, the I Forgive Myself and the New Starts are so very helpful. By the way, you don't have to carry around heavy baggage, because the load is lifted from your shoulders upon arrival. GOD BLESS you in finding this great place. If you can find it -- it's in your own heart -- please look me up. I live on I Can Do It Street.
Last reply: December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
  • m
    m.m.
    Quit 2,218 days ago
    December 12, 2019 @ 8:52 am
    I can't. Stand behind the back door, never come forward, don't ask me. My life strategy. I fold with a stern look. Timid. But there were a few times in my life that there was something that I wanted. Desired. Needed. Quitting smoking was not one of them. I wanted to smoke. I just did not want all the bad stuff that came with it. The truth about the harm was now at my front door. It was now not just about the money or the hassle it was about watching people I love suffer and die. Then I struggled to quit because
  • m
    m.m.
    Quit 2,218 days ago
    December 12, 2019 @ 9:04 am
    (Sorry. Hit the wrong key) I was drug dependent. One puff and I was right back at it again. My own health was on the line. I called Alberta Quits. Any quit CAN be the forever quit and any quit CAN be lost. I CAN DO IT STREET is the street you want to live on.
  • Terry1963
    Quit 834 days ago
    December 12, 2019 @ 9:40 am
    I use to live on I CAN DO IT STREET. I loved it there, but I have since moved to FREEDOM RD. Here is where I will stay :)
  • tman55
    Quit 2,348 days ago
    December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
    I live on the corner of I Did It St and Always Quit Ave. It’s a great place.
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