Life's StrugglesI ran into an old friend that I hadn't seen in a long time. We sat down and had coffee and a conversation. We were getting caught up on each others' lives. We talked about the paths our lives had taken and how we managed the curves that life throws at us. Marriage, divorce, death of parents, family, new relationships, children, jobs, etc.
She said,"Wilde, you always had you stuff together. I always admired you for that. I wish I was as strong as you."
I said, "I'm not as strong as you think I am. I've had some very bad things thrown my way. I feel pain just like everybody else. Things do upset me but I believe it is how you handle the hurt that determines if you will be damaged by it or be made stronger and wiser because of it."
I could tell she kind of got it but also kind of didn't. She said she understood it but still seemed perplexed by it.
Time was running short and we said our goodbyes.
I thought about our conversation and found this YouTube video and sent it to her.
Within 15 minutes of me sending it to her, I got a call from her crying saying that she understood it and was happy that I sent it. I told her that she would get through the curve that life was throwing her way (divorce). I believe she is a fighter.
I figured that I would share the video with my EP friends that I shared with her.
WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 10 Responses 9 Jan 29, 2012