Habits & Their Ends

I'm in the process of replacing my computer at the office, and am going through it to find where I hid all my good stuff so I can transfer them over. Amazing the amount of digital bits we collect over the years.

Stumbled across a little program called SilkQuit that I installed around five years ago at the end of the year my son was born and my father had a stroke. Running it today, this is spit out to me:

Theres cooler ways to die.
You haven't had a cigarette for four years, ten months, one week, six days, 1 hour, 15 minutes and 50 seconds. 44,451 cigarettes not smoked, saving you $11,112.57. Life saved: 22 weeks, 8 hours, 15 minutes.

A habit I had for over half my life at the time, that I rarely consciously even think about anymore. Nevertheless, I still catch myself, about once a month, driving down the road, reaching into my pocket to grab that long gone smoke.

Habits are an incredibly powerful thing. Develop a few good ones!

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