We all can restart. We all can help.
Those adults that were in addiction now once were children, but now I turn my back on those same people, just because they're older? I don't think that any of those folks chose their heredity, nor their childhood trauma.
When my hands are dirty, when my schedule's messed up, when I'm helping someone else...I'm surprised, sometimes by how crazy my life can be, and it's hard. But because we're really working for each other, and it's not just for me, it's not just for my gain...it's really strong.
People who need help in addiction look just like everyone who is sitting here.
Those relationships—if you deny someone opportunity, they lose those relationships. I think it's super important that we recognize that.
Jobs are critical, but the relationships that we gain in the jobs that we have are huge. Do you recognize how many of your closest friends you met at work? Can you imagine? I bet over half of you would be happy to leave your job now, if you could take all of your friends with you at work...we cultivate so many wonderful relationships that are so integral to who we are, and what we become, at work.
Sometimes the hard path is the path to success in your own heart, in your own soul, and in your own mind. It doesn't have to be easy, it just has to be good.