Friday, September 20, 2013

A Day in the Life


Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

This past July I had a life-changing experience: I took my mom to see Sir Paul McCartney in concert in Washington D.C.  To say it was awesome would be a huge understatement!  Even though our seats were about 9 rows from the back of the Washington Nationals Stadium making Sir Paul look like an ant, we had a blast listening to Beatle's classics such as 'Paperback Writer', '8 Days A Week', 'Eleanor Rigby', and 'Hey Jude'.  Watching Paul McCartney live was like taking a music education class from the best professor in the world.  It was really so cool to see a 'Beatle' in concert!

Have you ever had a life-changing experience?  I was reading today about another famous musician who had a life-changing experience that led him into sobriety from alcoholism.  Bill Ward, drummer for the famous heavy metal act Black Sabbath, was an alcoholic who drove drunk often during his partying days.  He tells the story that he came to sobriety through a Beatles' song of all things!  

Ward recounts driving drunk at speeds of 90 mph to 130mph in his sports car listening to the Beatles classic hit 'A Day In The Life" when he suddenly lost control of the car.  The car flipped several times but before it did, Ward was able to turn off the engine as he slid into the passenger's seat from force of the oncoming wreck.  When the car came to a halt, it was upside down.  Ward was ok and the moment the car landed was the exact moment the song ended.  Ward took that as a sign and decided to change his life right then and right there.

Sometimes we need a dramatic sign to get our attention to change our ways.  Are you one of those people who needs an extra push to change your ways?  If so, consider this a sign!

Now is the time to get sober.  Stop putting it off.  Your life is too important to throw away on drugs and alcohol.  There is a plan for your life and the world will suffer if you don't live it as it should be.  I know that sounds heady but the truth is you can change the world with just one 'day in the life'.  Make that day today in your life when you decide to get clean and stay clean.  You'll be glad you did.  We'll listen for the melody of your life as it plays loud and clear to all the world.  

At The Coleman Institute, we love music!  It's just one of the many gifts we appreciate as we live our lives in sobriety.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from alcohol, benzos, opiates, Methadone, or Suboxone, we can help.  Please call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869 today.  We're here because you matter!  

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