Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Word on Wednesday: Counting

This week, I reached one year smoke free! 

At the time of this writing, I have been a quitter for:
366 days,
06 hours,
36 minutes,
25.8 seconds. 

But who's counting

Actually, the phone ap "Just Quit" counted for me, and the clock is still running. 

It also tallied

$2,930.21 not spent on cigarettes, 
7,325 cigarettes not smoked,
109,883.35 mg tar not inhaled.

Someday, the precision of all this counting will lose significant meaning. 
In time, I will stop thinking about how many days since I last pulled a drag. 

Someday, I will only remember that I quit around the time I turned 40, which was more than twenty eight years after I took my first puff as a preteen. 

As a hard-earned nonsmoker, I count myself lucky to have had the chance to quit.