Today I worked with four young male recovering heroin addicts. I closed with one of them and he is moving on with plans to go to school and, possibly, begin working with other recovering people. As I told him, he has the potential to go far. Another of the individuals today has already begun his post-addict life. The two others are relatively early in the process and I can just begin to see the light coming on in their eyes. All four clearly demonstrate the power of love and connection and how that power can change lives. It is a wondrous experience, for me, to be so immersed in that power.
I am still struggling with being sick (general malaise and diarrhea). It doesn’t happen often, but I do not like being sick. I find it hard to maintain a positive attitude in spite of disability, pain and sickness. Writing the above paragraph and staying focused on love, certainly helps!