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October 24, 2013

Tim Kolodziej: Despite the lies, there is ALWAYS a day after

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NEW CASTLE — We all have vivid imaginations. I guess that’s why we get into so much trouble — by misusing that gift. Most of the time we’re imagining “comfort” or “intimacy” or “security” despite reams of information warning us to avoid destructive behaviors.

Yet what if we could actually see our “day after?” What if we could gaze into a mirror that would morph us just ahead of our bad decisions?

It just might ...

•Show you how pale and horrific you look after a night of drinking and drug use, parked in front of the toilet and puking uncontrollably. Or, worse yet, in jail. Or dead.

•Show you how shaken and ashamed you feel when you realize you’ve just woken up in a strange bed, unclothed, next to the guy from your algebra class.

•Show your parents and relatives worrying and praying for you as the clock continues to tick without them hearing from you.

Or, better still, what if this mirror could fast-forward you into the future and ...

•Reflect your life in 2023, with new relationships and a new outlook because you’re now around people who actually want what’s BEST for you.

•Re-connect you with someone you met only once. She’ll tell you that her life was changed because she followed YOUR postive example one night.

•Show you how delaying what you wanted today for what you wanted MOST really paid off.

What if this mirror could actually reveal your enemy’s two greatest lies — that you can have an abundant life even if you help destroy it, little by little, day by day. Or that you can actually ESCAPE life through drink, illegal drugs or entertainment.

But here’s the truth: There is no such thing as escaping. True joy can only be found in working THROUGH life, surrounded by people who love you, guiding you step-by-step while holding your hand.

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