People think if they stop smoking, they are going to be giving up their freedom and the cool enjoyment of this special pastime. They really are off the mark here. What they are going to gain is a treat to their self-esteem that's satisfying on the same level as a piece of chocolate bread.
I'll bet a few of you have tasted the ecstasy that comes from a piece of that bread. One reason may be because it's one of those hidden treasures that bakeries do not bake except maybe in winter months. You may almost say it's about as hard to find chocolate bread as it is to find a real born-again true to form ex-smoker.
And it strikes me that if people could really comprehend how delicious it would be to become an ex-smoker- they would jump on the bandwagon before nightfall. And the taste of being an 'ex' can only be compared to the taste of some real chocolate bread. Let me describe how it feels to me when I bite into a piece that I have just removed from the microwave after I've taken a break from work. It is that crisp combination of chocolate pieces interspersed in the bread. It's like I am transformed from my mundane existence of helping folks stop smoking into a sort of lord over everything around me.
It just lasts ten minutes … But in that time the freshly brown piece of chocolate bread goes from outside matter into the warmth of my being. If that's not what happens when someone stops smoking I'll eat any old piece of bread!
Now for those of you who are on the fence about becoming new ex-smokers as well as fresh devotees of chocolate bread, let me suggest that you tackle the chocolate bread thing first:
First, locate a baker or a bake-friend or (hey!) Yourself and obtain one fresh loaf and carry it homeward. Now set it on a cutting block, and proceed to slice nice thick pieces from the loaf. Now put all of the pieces in a large plastic bag and place them in the freezer. But do not forget to remove one piece for your treat today. Now this first piece can be consumed as is.
Now sit down with this first piece on a plate and just take a deep breath. Now pick up the piece and bite it. And just say to yourself: "This is exactly how stopping smoking will be for me."
And every day thereafter at a specific time of day or night open the door of your freezer and just take one of the slices and put it in the microwave-for just twenty seconds, and get ready again.
And once more say: "This is just the way stopping smoking is going to taste to me."
Now having done this for one week, prove the thing to yourself with a stop smoking scheme! (Now your life has two more blessings.)