Monday, June 28, 2010

Calling all Dads: Time for Change

So today marks my first day of quitting smoking. I very rough task ahead for sure considering my almost pack and a half a day habit. (yes, I know I am young, but it is an addiction). I have smoked for a number of years, and many many times I have said I was going to quit. Never did. That changes TODAY though.

As with the ending of all tough-to-break habits,  there is support needed. After talking with @PapaRocks6 about support, accountability, and encouragement, the idea was formed to put the call and challenge out to dads everywhere for support of each other.

We all have things in our lives that we want or need to change. And support and accountability is always very key in making these changes. So why not do it together?

Change is inevitable. It is going to happen whether we want it to or not in most cases. And time is always fleeting. So now is the time for change. Why wait to make decisions you believe in your heart and know in your head are real, pure, and needed? If you knew for sure  (could see into the future) that changing today would make tomorrow great, would you hesitate? Didn't think so. Should we not stand up, get real with ourselves, and decide that blinders are not goign to slow us down?

Dads: We have shown the world the new face of dads, involved, caring, and devoted. Now it is time to show the world what we can do for each other. It is time to make the changes we have wanted and needed to, and we can do it together. Whether you are like me and wish to quit smoking or you want to change your eating habits, drinking habits, or whatever the change is that you want to make, we can do it! And we can be support for each other, and hold each other accountable.

So who is with me? Leave a comment with the change you would like to make in your life, starting TODAY!!! Leave a way to be contacted and let's get the ball rolling. Mountains are high, but we can get over them to see the other side if we can lean on each other.

Let us hold each other accountable, support each other, and encourage each other. We have changed the face of dadhood now let's change our lives!

6 comments:

Heerow said...

Good luck with kicking the habit. It'll be tough, but you'll do just fine. My dad did it cold turkey back in the days, and he persevered for his kids. Your kids will see that you're even stronger than they thought. I know I did.

Jim " Genuine" Turner said...

I quit chewing tobacco on July 27, 1995. I said then it was the toughest thing I ever did. I still think that even though I am also a recovering alcoholic now nearly 2 years sober. Yes, I too have a problem with addictions. My addiction now is my family and my work. Sometimes my work more than I like, and just ask my wife and kids they will agree on that one.

Keep fighting to be better. There is always someone to call on to say "help me". All you really have to do is look at the beautiful family of yours and you can overcome anything.

Charlie On the Pennsylvania Turnpike said...

Let me wish you best of luck on your endeavor, and to all who participate!

leebodenmiller said...

Great challenge. Every Father's Day I make FD Resolutions to be a better husband and a better dad. Some of the things I'm trying to change are praying more for my family, being patient with my kids and learning to show more compassion towards everyone in my family. When I find myself gritting my teeth and getting frustrated I have to remind myself to be patient, relax, and respond in a positive way. Thanks for calling us out for change. You can contact me on Dad-Blogs.

Blended-UK said...

Awesome. Best of luck and full power to you.

As for me, well, I took the first step by signing up on this site today, with the hope that by blogging my feelings (and sometimes frustrations) on father hood, I might be able to sustain what little is left of my sanity!!! I am impressed with what I have seen so far, I must say.

Leebodenmiller said...

what's your blog? I'd like to check it out.

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