Dear Lungs,

I abused you for over ten years, filling you with smoke and tar and nicotine and poison and still you allow oxygen to travel in and out of you to keep me alive. For this I apologize and thank you simultaneously.

Today is exactly two years since I decided to quit abusing you and start taking care of you and I wonder how long it will take for you to forgive me, if ever.

I have to admit that it was not that easy to give up by beloved habit but life is much better smoke-free. This does not mean that I do not inhale deeply at the smell of smoke and long to be a smoker once again when I see others lighting up. But fortunately for you, dear lungs, I will keep my promise and never smoke again. For quitting was far too difficult a journey to go through a second time.

Please accept my apology and remember this in the future, when maybe you will have to work a little bit harder to control the cell growth in your tissue.

Thanks for always being there for me,
Love Maegan

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Paul Pincus

    June 10, 2008 | Reply

    lucky you!…congratulations!

    i can’t quit!!!

  • Mama's Losin' It

    June 11, 2008 | Reply

    Oh good for you! I’ve never smoked, but I have friends who have tried to quit so many times. I feel sorry for them…it takes a really strong person. Your lungs are thanking you!

  • sassy stephanie

    July 28, 2008 | Reply

    Good for you girl. Reformed smokers are the biggest ciggy haters of all. I am one.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  • cruxine

    August 8, 2008 | Reply

    This is beautiful..
    I am glad I read it, I was starting to take up smoking.. 🙂

  • PeaceLoveApplesauce

    August 5, 2010 | Reply

    Okay, I’m ordering this book.

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