In Hell, there is a huge banquet, but the forks are longer than your arm so you can't get any of the food to your mouth. So you spend your time wailing and gnashing your teeth over all he beautiful food that you're missing out on.
Heaven is like a huge banquet as well, with long forks. But everyone feeds each other.
The sad thing is that we really have done that "wailing and gnashing" our teeth bit when a window closes instead of opening the big beautiful door standing right in front of us. Maybe we were afraid we'd we lose our place in the line forming for `brats having temper tantrums until somebody fixes the goddamn window.
I am writing an interesting freelance article for my part-time gig as a reporter on alternative medicine breakthroughs. I think you'll find it very interesting tooAA
According to a study released on January 28, 2011 "participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it has a healing effect that helps alcoholics and other addicts become and stay sober." This is from a researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Helping Others Helps Alcoholics Stay on the
Released: 1/28/2011 10:05 AM EST
Newswise — Participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it has a healing effect that helps alcoholics and other addicts become and stay sober, a researcher from of Medicine reports and published in a review article of Vol. 29 of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.
In a review article published in the Volume 29 issue of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Maria E. Pagano, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, sheds light on the role of helping in addiction recovery, using the program of (AA) as a prime example. She cites a growing body of research as supporting evidence.
“The research indicates that getting active in service helps alcoholics and other addicts become sober and stay sober, and suggests this approach is applicable to all treatment-seeking individuals with a desire to not drink or use drugs,” Dr. Pagano says. “Helping others in the program of AA has forged a therapy based on the kinship of common suffering and has vast potential.”
Dr. Pagano's reserch focuses on the helper therapy principle (or HTP), a concept that is one of the fundamentalmental beliefs and practices of the A.A. Program, as well as other 12 Step Recovery Programs ograms such as Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.), Sexual Addicts Anonymous (S.A.), Overeaters Anonymous (O.A.) and all the rest of them. She points out that in A.A. it is seen as an opportunity to diminishi egocentrism or selfishness, a root cause of addiction to some minds. The HTP is based on the theory that, when a person helps another individual with a similar condition, they help themselves.
Well, I had to laugh. Not at the good doctor who