I’m beginning my last series of classes for the county’s Tobacco-Cessation program. Our state has cut all funding for county tobacco cessation, prevention and education programs. Not only do I regret that I won’t be facilitating these classes anymore, but I’m upset that people who want to quit smoking now will only have a toll free number to call for coaching. Although phone coaching is certainly helpful, face-to-face contact and discussing the situation with people who are going through the same thing is incredibly important.
It’s interesting that this has resulted during a period when I’ve been focused on things being easy. And many of the situations in my life have unfolded without any effort whatsoever. I choose to conclude that something better is in the wings, and the stage is being cleared for it.