When I got to work that day, three people sat in our tiny waiting room. Two were filling out forms, waiting for their appointments with an evaluator. One was supposed to be at the nearby offices of another rehab with a similar sounding name. One looked beaten down, with dark circles under his eyes, straw-like hair, and hunched posture. He could have used more than a few pounds. The third smiled as she filled out the form. My guess was she'd had a hard time getting into treatment, and was relieved to get started.
I said, "You got started and it gets better. That's what counts."
The older gentleman who was supposed to be somewhere else said, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single misstep." We both laughed.
Today I'll accept my journey may start with a misstep.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Life on Life's Terms III is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Other works by Ken Montrose are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Montrose/e/B001K8MG0S