Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Heart Strings...


first and foremost i want to thank you all.
it has been a very crazy 2 weeks since school started back
and i appreciate ya'll stickin' around.
it means the most to know that people read what you write
and that maybe, just maybe, they enjoy it.
so a big ol' thank you to you readers!

i thought of doing a wordless wednesday because they are
sorta my favorite...but
i had a kind of inspiring/eye opening day.
and lately i've had a lot on my mind that i just wanted to talk about.
ever know how that feels?

well today i spent on a drug rehab-28 day program 
as part of my nursing clinical rotation.
we got to go to the group meetings with them and see/hear
what goes on while they stay there.
but we also got to spend one-on-one time with a client and hear their story.
the great thing about this place is that it is all voluntary.
so they can leave at anytime they want.
which kinda means to me that most of the ppl there really want help.
no one is forcing them to go or stay there.

today while watching, talking and listening with these patients 
a few things were going thru my mind.
first of all, they are pitiful. a lot of them have lost it all.
something that started out as social or partying on the weekends,
slowly took away their lives.
their kids, families, jobs, things they loved.
these people were normal.
they weren't bad people, they just made bad choices.
another thing i noticed was that they all have a long way to go.
no wonder people relapse?!
when you have lost it all and have nothing,
you really have a long way to go as far as recovery.
it's a longtime/lifelong process. 
but like the saying goes,
nothing that is worth it, is ever easy.

hearing their heartbreaking stories and seeing their determination
tugged on my heart. 
like a lot.
it makes me see that we are all human.
flawed, unperfect, wondering around, just trying to make it. 
and thank you GOD for 2nd chances + more.

just remember it's never too late to make it right.
we all start somewhere and life is to short to be anything but happy.
so live in the sunshine and not in the dark.
smile and laugh and try not to worry.
get pleasure from the simple things
like your favorite song, ice cream or big bear hugs.
thru all the hurt and the pain that this life can sometime bring,
all I know is that I try to keep in the back of my mind that:

Life's Good, Be Happy!

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  1. I think so many young adults could be saved from addiction if they only had the same chance you have had... to visit a voluntary rehab program and get up-close and personal with real people who have made small mistakes that turned into big one. Bless you for sharing your experience.


  2. It's amazing hearing other people's stories. I'm studying psychology and people like that pull at my heart strings. I want to help them in their long, hard, seemingly impossible journey to bring their life back together.

  3. Wow, that would definitely tug at my heart too. It's so sad to see people in those situations but like you said that God for 2nd changes and for His amazing love!