Twenty years. That's how long ago I quit smoking cigarettes. On July 12, 1989 I went to a psychologist in Boston who used hypnotism to help me quit. I don't know how he did it. I never lost consciousness but he implanted the words I needed in my brain so I could give up the cigarettes. I haven't had one since.
I remember one of the phrases that was so helpful to me at the time. He told me that I wasn't quitting forever. I was simply choosing not to smoke that day. So far I have made that decision 7,300 times and I'm still counting.
The truth is that every day we have a choice. It works for doing good as well. Every day we can choose to serve God. I like to begin my days by asking God to guide my steps to the place where I can do the most good. Then I just follow his lead. I've been doing that for the last twenty years as well and He hasn't let me down yet.
God bless. Cal