morning. He decided to stay on the street, waiting for his imaginary ride to El Paso.
When I meet people like David, I tell myself that Lewis Carroll didn’t make anything up when
he wrote Alice in Wonderland. I have met many people who are flesh and blood Cheshire Cats,
Mad Hatters, and Queens of Hearts.
I come into contact every day with people whose lives and families have been torn apart by bad
habits: people addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs; over-spenders, overeaters, and
chronic worriers; negative thinkers, procrastinators, and people who won’t forgive themselves
for something that happened long ago.
I have seen firsthand how bad habits keep ordinary people from living happier and healthier
lives. Everywhere you look, people want to know why they are unhappy. And they want to know
what they can do about it.