I was reading an article the other day about a woman who actually seemed to be thankful that she was a (recovering) alcoholic. By her reasoning, if she hadn’t been an alcoholic, she said, she would never have met so many other people who needed her help.
To me, this is like taking the glass, breaking it, gluing it back together with a few pieces missing, and putting in the water while it’s upside down. In other words, it’s freaking hard to understand how someone could see a silver lining out of being an alcoholic. But, see it - and celebrate it - she did.
The Young and the Infertile is a guest blogger for Bridges.