12 soul grabbing minutes of why I love Craig Ferguson, or one of the reasons I love him. I have linked to those 12 minutes at the bottom of this post. It’s part of his story of his return to sanity minus the alcohol. Despite that, at one point in this fantastic monologue about working toward redemption, he says, “Alcohol saved my life”.
I grew up with alcoholism permeating many aspects of my life, but I was lucky to escape becoming personally enslaved by it. Not that I escaped the repercussions of those around me that did. I grew up hating what it did to various family members, but I didn’t blame the alcohol itself. I was aware that there were far more people able to take a drink without the devastating results, and so what I didn’t understand was why my family couldn’t.
I would come to a greater understanding of that when I, and fortunately, some of my family members, turned to help to deal with this still somewhat mysterious puzzle. I’ve had the privilege of attending several various group functions where I listened to all kinds of personal journeys from here to hell and back. They are always heartbreaking, but then inspiring, and in the end, uplifting.
I was very taken with another of these stories which is the one Craig Ferguson told on his own TV show, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson back in 2007. I didn’t see it then, but I was introduced to it recently via blogger, Vodka & Vows. It’s pure Craig – brutally honest, warmly compassionate, and funny as hell.
Every story we hear is a path to understanding one another. I hope you’ll find this one interesting and enlightening while enjoying the entertainment of his delivery. It includes a message that serves anybody really, about how we all need to really see each other and maybe look for a little more compassion within ourselves when it comes to judgment.
So, take a short break, grab a coffee, and watch this video titled, “Craig Ferguson Speaks From The Heart”. Take it back to the start if the video begins midway.
Update: I’ve been warned that some areas are unable to open the link below. If that is the case for you, go onto youtube.com and do a search for “Craig Ferguson Speaks From The Heart”. You may also have to make sure to manually place the button to the start of the video.