Little did I know what I was getting into
the day I came across Tools To Life!
My life had been becoming more and
more desperate and difficult. Work is
really slow here in Western
Massachusetts, and the Spring
speed up of work hasn't happened
yet. I was struggling a lot !
My relationships were difficult, and not
really supportive in the way I needed,
especially since a lot of them were
I had the inkling that being here would
mean tough but exciting changes like
leaving drugs and self medicating behind,
budgeting, and other good stuff.
Well, I've quit smoking, and Im really
excited knowing that I've laid the
foundation from which all others can
Substance abuse is the first thing
that gotta go, and thats it! I really
saw addiction as a vortex of water,
speeding up and swallowing my life,
like a flushing toilet. The lie is
"Oh...it's no problem, I can handle it!
yeah, Right !
I think if a pot smoker could know what
theyve spent on pot in the past months,
it would floor them ! I probably could pay
off my IRS debt with what I've spent on
pot in my life, or bought a new car, bass,
In light of my quitting, I've started a
group for those that know they should
quit, and would enjoy some support.
Check it Out! I'm here for you daily.
Ive had a terrible night, restless and
awake frequently during the night.
I arose at 4 AM and started Tools.
Im tense and testy, but it's a GOOD
HURT, because it signals the BAD
position pot put me in, and signifies
the way out!
So...the tougher it is, the more it
means I should keep going, and get
Now, Im also really really
jazzed about myself and my life now,
cause I know all other things are
possible! Im the type that gets going,
really excited and productive.
Once I saw a commercial about
quitting drugs that had Michael J Fox
on it. He was standing in front of a row
of doors, and he was saying that
quitting drugs was the only thing
that could enable you to open the
other doors of your life....but they
would stay shut if I didnt!
That commercial realy stuck with
me and bothered me for a long time.
It still does!
Im really really wanting to
express my Thanks to Coach
Steele, and the entire Tools
I probably would never embrace these
complete changes in my life, at least
this many and for this long a time if I
were left to my own devices.
Also the very "collective consciousness"
of the body of friends here all doing the
same thing and being supportive is
the best thing here! It's the Wisdom and
concensus that is like a perfect guide.
I have a love in my heart for each and
every one that has taken the time to
get involved with me, and Cheer me on.
I really really appreciate each and every
boost, cheer, and comment, even if its
a lovingly administered point that
"smarts" for my own good !
Bring it on !
The Bible has a passage that speaks
about how we will "smooth out" each
others rough edges, and that "it will
not break our heads!"
No...it wont, and I'm grateful for the
support sooooooo much!
Now it's on to reading......lucky
thing is Ive got many books I
bought and never read! Better than
a library and book store! I love books.
I always have my bookshelves
everywhere I move. I must!
Books are great friends, and Ive
benefited a lot from reading. There's
a saying: Readers Are Leaders.
So.....if you know pot smokers,
if you know some "yutes" that
would benefit from quitting pot....
Tools and my group are here for
them! Pot is a life waster, and
NOT what it appears to be on
the surface! It's insidious and
very life changing for those that
cant stop using.
I often wondered, I thought I
chose this because it was a choice,
and it felt good.
But really, when I looked at myself and
any other pot smoker, we all HAD to
have it to feel better, and to deal
Therefore, we were self medicating,
and not just enjoying anymore !
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You So MUCH!
I am So Grateful.
These are LIFE changes going on here!
So Awesome !
Kudos to Coach and The Team !