Light in the storm

Last week, I wrote about an old friend being shaken from the welfare tree because he was deemed “not disabled enough” to forgo work.

Thursday, I picked my messages to hear the first shade of hope in this man’s voice in many months.

He was jubilantly announcing that, after six years of struggle, he had received notification that he had successfully passed the international certification examination as a substance abuse counselor, from Alcohol and Drug Division of Hawai’i Department of Health.

He followed by revising his resume to include the title “CSAC” (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) and began his search for gainful employment anew.

Inspired, I placed a classified advertisement in the local newspaper to begin recruitment for the 2012 series of classes by Pacific Academy of the Healing Arts.

Maybe we really can change the world.

Speak Your Mind