Daily Reflection: Do We Feel Better Yet?

Daily Reflection for Saturday, October 2, 2010

 

Worry is like paying interest on a debt you may never owe.
– Recovery Term

A knowledge of Sanskrit is of little use to a man in a sewer.
– H.R. Roll

The joy is in the journey.
– Recovery term

Wouldn’t it be nice to “recover” from everything within three days?
– K. Lee

Today’s reflection concludes my three-day little jaunt through recovery terms. As I wrap these up, I’m also reminded of a workshop I attended once in which the trainer told us about using recovery quotes as part of his treatment plan with the recovering addicts he worked with. The leader said, “I can usually tell if they hit home or not by people’s reactions. Some will glaze over and just stare at the floor, others will scoop them up and add them to their own quote collections; and then every once in awhile someone will read a particular quote, get angry, start swearing, toss over a chair and walk out of the room. Those,” the workshop leader said, “are my favorite quotes of all!”

Hopefully none of my readers did that. If you did, please put the chair back where you found it! Ha!

 

Kevin Lee

(Your comments below are always appreciated.)

Author: Kevin Lee

In a nutshell, Kevin fesses up to the following: He's a retired youth advocate-counselor, a blogger, writer, photographer, rower, Friends Minister, grandpa of six and married to a terrific woman for 43 years and counting!

1 thought on “Daily Reflection: Do We Feel Better Yet?”

  1. “Don;t worry. Pray.” That’s a piece of advice that I found years ago. It’s great, except that there’s an important middle part. Worry is a form of fear. What am I afraid of? From there, the prayer can be to take care of the fear with intelligence and love.
    Thanks for these daily hellos, Kevin. They’re a great way to start the day!

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