October 31, 2014
Life on Life's Terms
Wrong and right
Smiley won his case on a technicality. The FDA was forced to hire him back, and to give him back pay, a cost of living increase, and the yearly bonus he would have earned had he not been fired.
"Smiley's victory is your tax dollars at work," David said sarcastically when he called to give me the news about Smiley.
"I don't wish him any bad luck, but Smiley hasn't really won," I said. "This will come back to bite him."
"I don't know, to me it looks like Smiley won."
"This will only convince him even more that he's right in all he does. I've always thought we all need to be wrong once in a while to stay right."
"I have no idea what you're saying," David said.
"Think about it."
Today I will be grateful for all the times being wrong set me right.
Life on Life's Terms (c) 2014 by Ken Montrose
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"I've been to Majorca," Tony said. "It's pricey, but they have great seafood."
"I think it's the most beautiful island in the world," Kim said.
"Island?" Tony asked. "Were you high when you were there? It's a restaurant on the South Side."
"It's also an island off the coast of Spain. I couldn't put into words how charming and picturesque the island is." Kim sighed, and added, "I doubt I'll ever go back. In the afternoon I'd soak in the scenery, but at night I'd party hard. I don't think I could be on the beach without wanting a drink in my hand."
"That sucks," Tony said.
I said,"Majorca may be a trigger for Kim, but it's a message to the rest of you. Some of you think getting clean and sober will cut you off from enjoying life. There are a million Majorcas out there – people, places, and things that aren't part of your addiction - to enjoy you haven't yet discovered."
Today I will look for my Majorca, something new in my life to enjoy.
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