Smiles may evoke joy, but they may hide pain. Eyes may show promise, yet can’t speak their despair. If you’ve ever struggled with anything you may even have an inkling or thought that it is an addiction, often times only first seen as a “problem” or my thing, then please be open about it and speak to someone. It could mean all the difference in the course of your life.
Originally posted on Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger:
We are people in the grip of a continuing and progressive illness whose ends are always
the same: jails, institutions, and death. – Who is An Addict
She made international headlines for a very different reason. The lines were drawn in the sand and a fight for her life became the cause celeb. On June 26, 2013, at 52 years of age, at 6:37 p.m. Kimberly LaGayle McCarthy was pronounced dead. She became the state of Texas’ 500th member of death row to be executed, done so by lethal injection. And with her final words - This is not a loss. This is a win. You know where I’m going. I’m going home to be with Jesus. Keep the faith. I love you all - it was lights out. The 13th woman to be executed by the government in American history is worth noting, but regardless of which…
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