101. Lessons Learned
Sam completed treatment a few days later. We talked about the lessons he’d learned so far.
“Some things I learned too late, like taking the courts seriously,” he said. “I’m never gonna get custody of my son. On the other hand, I learned some lessons sooner than my friend who had a stroke, or my cousin in jail. My other buddy just found out he got Hep C. I’m glad I learned my lesson before I did more damage.”
I had done some damage with my own drinking. I’d learned some of life’s lessons later rather than sooner, but I too was grateful for lessons learned early, learned in time.
Today I will be grateful for lessons learned in time.
Writing My New Story © 2015 by Ken Montrose
(Just a reminder: Writing My New Story is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone you might know is purely coincidental.)