|Feb 12 2011|
I have told so many of my friends here goodbye already and I hope that I get to say goodbye to all of them before I leave on the 20th. All of my friends here are so special to me in their ownway. Although I am so thrilled to be starting a new chapter in my life, I am saddened by all of the people that I leave behind here. I know I will wonder about some of them from time to time and how they are doing and I pray that they will get to be well and leave here one day, just as I am.
There is so much pain in the world and so much addiction. You can't know that world unless you have been there. Although I am leaving and going to try to put the past behind be, I will never forget what I have been through and don't know if I will ever be able to relax completely without looking over my shoulder.
Drug addiction is borne of the devil himself and anyone caught in that trap needs help to get out. What kind of help isn't really known but I know of so many parents and siblings here that really do care and want to help. So many families affected for life. I would hope that at least after an addict does recover, that they know that, at least the people here, do love them so much and worry about them and how lucky they are. When I see a homeless person on the street or see someone I know who is an addict, I hope that they have someone out there loves them.
Always reach out selflessly to that person who is in need. I'm not saying, try to save that person but just let them know that you care. If all of man-kind could at least try to help/respect their fellow human beings this world would be a much better place.
I love you all and wish you only the best.
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