Friday, January 6, 2012

right thing to do......... anyway

image credit... larry sultan



what an incredible funk this week has been steeping in. i have been in a dark mood, sleepy, unable to rest at night, feeling sketchy, and fantasizing about emotionally overreacting. its weird. it feels like old behavior- familiar. and it feels a little dangerous. whatever is going on, i haven't really been having fun. i have been weird. i have recoiled a little, and i feel unsure.

today i met with someone with a heavy drinking issue. he had stopped for a few months, but i believe that the holidays and the emotions around that were too much and he drank again. he now finds himself hallucinating, hearing voices, paranoid, lost, fearful, and smelling of raw potatoes. he absolutely refused to go to a detox, but i did take him to an emergency room.  it opened my heart quite a bit to spend time with him. i hope it helped him. i know it changed me..

ANYWAY


People are unreasonable, illogical, self-centered
...love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives
...do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies
...be successful anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow
...do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable
...be honest and frank anyway.
People love underdogs but follow only top dogs
...follow some underdog anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight
...build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you try to help
...help people anyway.
If you give the world the best you have, you may get kicked in the teeth
...but give the world the best you have
...ANYWAY.