I'm so thankful to be an ex-smoker for more than twenty years. I was able to quit smoking by using patches, realizing that I needed to reduce my anxiety in different ways, chewing on gum, and practicing how to do things for almost a year before I was finally able to quit for more than a few hours. While I still like to munch on things, I often munch on vegetables. Plus, I exercise a lot. I'm very thankful now for the way food still tastes so great and for being able to exercise to use up the calories that I eat whenever I eat chocolate items.
Dr. Karen Petit is the author of Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, Unhidden Pilgrims, Amazing Holiday Paws, and Holidays Amaze. She is thankful to God for the many wonderful people and positive aspects of her life.