I stopped smoking 37 years ago, which I consider one of my major accomplishments since it’s so hard to do and means so much. Here are some of the things you’re glad you did.
“Found writing. Now if I could find the first stories I wrote back when I was at Arby’s!” Fremont Boyer III
“Moved from Buffalo, NY, to Florida and went to massage school when I was 50.” Sharon Nowak Massanelli
“In the 70s, a high school health teacher gave us a long list of topics from which we could choose for an oral report. I chose nutrition on a lark and it turned out to be a life-altering decision. One of my sources was Adele Davis’s “Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.” I knew nothing about nutrition but learned so much from the book, which in turn was a springboard to further study healthy eating patterns.” Anna Maria
“Finally I was strong enough to change my diet and be able to lose 30 pounds and I can do more. Yes I Can!!!!” Ana Uscamaita
“Quit smoking 10 years ago and learned to drive at the age of 54. Love my freedom on the road.” Tina Winn
“I flew out to CA with one of my sons to enjoy Jeff Lynne/ELO performance at the Hollywood Bowl – worth every penny.” Janet Stitz Muhlbauer
“I decided NOT to be my mom, who was abusive, violent and cruel. We also did next to nothing as a family. I raised my three children with celebration, love, and made them know they were deeply valued. They had a very different childhood than I did and I have an amazing relationship with all of themThis photo was taken in 2002 in the Smoky Mountains while we were vacationing and camping.” Christina Carr Van Lysebettens