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A woman was asked by someone, "What is it like to be a recovering addict?"  She replied, "It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, self loathing, etc. and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

This was passed on to you from another pumpkin. Now it is your turn to pass it to a pumpkin. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.       

                                          Anonymous - Submitted Through Email

My question to the individual who asked this would be:  What's It Like To Be Normal? 

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