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Impressions

What type of impression am i putting out there, negative, or positive? when someone was using, and smoking. Whether they realize it or not, they are making an impression. Someone cannot smoke cigarettes, without someone else smelling it, or seeing it. This makes an impression, whatever it may be.

The first time I smoked a cigarette was when I was young, and at the college I was dual enrolled with young adults, and I was only 16 or 17. The class was 4 hours, so it had a long break in the middle. Cigarettes were more popular at the time because over half our class would go outside and light up. I was an awkward teenager, because I was homeschooled I didn’t learn to sociallize until I was older. So when it was time for break my brother and I would go spark up with the group. We thought it was cool, and it was how we were going to fit in. This was a big lie. I was just as awkward only now I stank too. If a group does not except someone because of a bad habit, that that person doesn’t want to do, then it is a toxic group. Make an impression, on a group of people, with a habit, to not use, instead of a group of people, making an impression on you, to use. The truth is, Every decision someone makes, can make an impression, on someone else. Making negative decisions also affect the person making the decisions, but that is another article. When someone is Taking responsibility for their own choices, and how it affects the world around them, they are growing. When someone shifts the blame to someone, or something else, it then stunts their growth. Therefore, when I was younger, it wasn’t the people smoking at fault or me being awkward, it was my choice to light up, which got me stuck in a cycle, for 20 years, of blaming other things,and other people for influencing me to smoke. Don’t be the person someone blames for 20 years, don’t make bad impressions.

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My name is James Carter, and you are visiting breaking bad habits. I believe everyone has habits, good and bad. When I was 34 years old, I woke up and looked in the mirror. I was shocked, I had been drinking every night for so long, that I was fat. I weighed 355 pounds, and ran out of breathe and almost passed out to try and tie my shoes. This was the day I started to wake up. I had a long journey ahead of me, but with prayer, meditation, fasting and exercise I was on my way. It’s been 6 years since then I’ve quit most of my bad habits, and I’m down to below 200 pounds. I have to be honest, that day in 2014 I never dreamed I would have gotten this far. If someone like me can quit, so can you.