Wed, December 4, 2013
How to Make Each Other Feel Better
The holidays are upon us, and usually brings out the best in people.  I ran across this on the last page in Dean Koontz's newest book, Odd Apocalypse, which, in a few words, sums up not only the holidays, but what it's all really about: helping others feel better.  Live better.  Be better.

I seem to have been reading a lot of him lately - I guess I'm drawn to the sometimes spiritual, somewhat magical events intertwined in a hero's fictitious adventure story.  So from page 354-355, I quote:

"The best part of a Mr. Goodbar is not the wrapper, is it? No, and the best part of a Coke is not the can.  On those nights when you lie awake'.......'wondering about yourself, peeling one layer of oddness after another, you should remember and always be grateful that the woefully imperfect person that you are, with all your contradictions and unworthy desires, is not the best part of you, any more than the wrapper is the best part of a Mr. Goodbar."

All that really matters is that we can make each other feel better.

I hope you feel better today, right now, in this moment.

References

Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz, pages 345-355

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