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Penitent
Dec 08, 2016 (03:13 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Always worth a bump..................

The habit of despair is worse than despair itself

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Jul 05, 2013 (11:28 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Loved reading this thread this morning..
Positive thinking is contagious..
 
Fake it till you make it...
 
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Time for a Bump!
 
Thanks for posting this Pen..
 
Here's to the powers of positive thinking....
 
 
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Here's another GREAT post from a great quitter and friend!
 
 
           Jim

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Staying as positive as you can really does help. You can do this!

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Sep 27, 2011 (02:24 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Time for another bump!
"Fake it until you make it!" does work; imagine that!  Give it a try even if you are skeptical and you may be pleasantly surprised to find your day goes a little smoother and you truly do feel better!
A great post Pen;  And thanks to all the SSC members for your timely 'bumps' along the way.   Eyja

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Jul 13, 2011 (08:31 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thanks Pen for a great thread!
 
My favorites are the last two bullets:
 
•Fake it until you make it! The simple act of smiling and laughing can help lift your mood and make it easier for you to see your world in a positive light.

•Begin each morning off on the right foot. Begin each day by naming everyone and everything you are grateful for. You can also alternate with naming each person you love and what exactly you love about them.
 
I'm a pro at the first one and will now work on making the second bullet a priority as well 
 
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Mar 21, 2011 (10:54 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Time for a bump!!!
 
 
 
 

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Thanks Pen!
 
       It was posts like this from you and others like Duffis, Nonic, Stickin' and a few others that were  VERY  influential to me right from the very beginning!  I will be for ever indebted to y'all and the SCC for the role you played in my quit!  
 
        Thanks for being here!
 
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Jul 01, 2010 (04:38 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Pen,
 
Thanks for this post of a couple of years ago.  It was very important to me and helped me to feel more positive, as did many of your posts at the start of my quit....6 months after you quit!
 
When this post was first bumped in April 2008, I had just had the diagnosis of a Sarcoma and was making every effort to be positive.....it was not easy, but reading this post did  'snap me'  into  a much more positive frame of mind.  I had to stay strong for my family and to fight the cancer.  My favourite part is also  "if you can't make it fake it."
 
To all new quitters, faking it can somehow melt into making it!  You find that you can make it if you remain positive.
 
Thanks again Penitent.
 
Love Lolly.  

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Jul 01, 2010 (04:08 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hey Jim,
 
I do like the way 13 shakey days became 846 strong-as-you-like days!!
 
Many Congratulations Jim and thanks for continuing to show how a positive mindset can drive you on!!
 
All the Best My Friend!!
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Jun 29, 2010 (07:24 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Bump for those needing to replace negative thoughts!
 
        I was right there where you were...
 
        Big smile, and if you just can't keep the thoughts positive all the time...  "fake it until you can make it!"

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Apr 24, 2008 (01:03 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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this couldn't have come at a better time that's for sure :-)

I printed it off and plan to carry it with me for a little while.

Someone said you never know who your words will touch, well I am deeply touched and what a fluke that I would log on today, and the first post I read was this one!

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Hotsio,

Thanks for the bump!

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Another bump for my new friends!!!  

    Thanks again for posting this, Pen!!!

          Jim

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