I want to talk again about recovery.
You can recover even though you’re not in remission from your illness.
Even if a person has a harder time in life I still believe that within the parameters of your circumstance you can live a life of meaning and purpose.
In this regard I think of an event I went to. I sat in on a storytelling event at a guild for children with disabilities like autism. They were kindergarten age.
I felt sad that they were given the cross to bear of having a disability.
Only for one hour they enjoyed themselves listening to the songs and stories. They were like any other kids having a good time.
The enormity or severity of a challenge isn’t what matters.
It’s how a person responds to this obstacle that determines whether they succeed.
Everyone has the capacity to make lemonade out of lemons as the expression goes.
Or as I like to think bake a lemon meringue pie and give it to others when life hands you lemons.
Who knows maybe there’s a Rosie Revere Engineer among the kindergarten kids I attended the program with?
It’s high time to advocate for recovery in whatever guise it comes to a person as.
It’s time to rise above the rhetoric and champion the right of everyone living on earth to have a life of meaning and purpose.