26 April 2022



"The meaning of your life is to help others find the meaning of theirs." - Viktor Frankl

"The Earth does not belong to Man; Man belongs to the Earth." - Chief Seattle

Usually, I start my daily writing with only one quote by the Famous, Infamous or Anonymous. Today, I start with two. "Variety is the spice of life." Make that three. Which really, is the entire little synopsis of this post (Please, let it be short!): PROLIFERATION

I'm 71 with 17 years of continuous sobriety under my belt. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been forced to move and until an opening (6 months - 2 years) in a Senior Housing Facility becomes available, with help, I now find myself, at least temporarily, living in a Sober House with 8 other guys. 

That's where "The meaning of your life is to help others find the meaning of theirs," came in. It kind of captures how I may put my time to good use, helping others, in my new home. Everyone here seems to be struggling (like I'm not?). Some know it. Others think they have it all under control (like me at times).

The Viktor Frankl quote ignited another little gem in me, repeated here for those readers who have thick skulls like mine: "The Earth does not belong to Man; Man belong to the Earth."

After retiring last night, tired from moving and a little bit restless, the word Proliferation came to my mind out of the blue. I got out of bed and wrote it down: PROLIFERATION: One famous quote Proliferated another. 

Nine men in a Sober House may Proliferate each other's Recovery!

We help each other find meaning in our lives (Thank you, Viktor!). 

We belong (Thank you, Chief!!)

Thank you, (Gentle Reader!!!), for hearing me out! 

Go Forth and Do Great Things!!!! 


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