04 December 2010

Little Victories

This life, I am finding, is all about little victories.  A small bit of prayer, a breakthrough with a patient at the Shattuck, a small interaction with a brother.  This isn't to minimize things or to take a pessimistic world view.  No, these small victories are the cement of our life.  

The reason these small victories take on such important is because they involve real people and thus, there are no such things as a victory being small.

A person stepping back from the brink after a relapse, a patient going home after a long, tortuous battle with substance abuse, these are the concrete "W's" that keep me going whenever things look hopeless.  And, you know what, I wouldn't trade these small victories for anything.

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