A Short Conversation, yet so much shared…by Chuck Duboff

© Chuck Duboff

Sk: I am so exhausted, so drained; there is so much to do and I feel like I am just holding on.

Ph: You can’t do it all yourself…you need to lean on those you trust, really trust. I’ve been there and my true friends always came through for me…the hangers on just disappeared.

SK; My son, my job, my house, my car, my ex, lawyers…it’s all so very much; my life feels like a whirlwind right now. I can’t go back to him, I can never go back to him and now he’s playing head games with my son. Exhausted, just exhausted. I’m so glad you are listening, that helps so much.

Ph: That is a lot…I’m so glad you have a brother who cares about you so much, a mother who is there to help; there were times when I kept it all in and wouldn’t reach out for help…and I learned that only made things worse. Once I learned to share, it made things so much easier.

Sk: I’ve got to go to my son’s school tonight, pick up some groceries, get lunches ready for tomorrow…and at times I feel like I don’t know how I’m going to do it all. I made so many mistakes, I just wish I could undo them. I know nobody is perfect, but I would do things so differently. You know, I think if my dad was still here, I know everything would be so different. I don’t know what I’m going to do…

Ph: You’re doing it, you’re talking, you’re getting the gunk out of your system. This is your journey now; will it be easy?…there are no guarantees in this thing we call life SK. You have to pause, think things through and trust your gut instinct. I have to tell you, some of the messes I got into, if I had listened to that little voice, I too know that things would have been so much different. But, I thought I knew better…and guess what, I didn’t and it led to a lot of sleepless nights like you’re going through now. Think about the mistakes you made and how you’d do them differently today.

SK: Thank you so much Ph, thank you so much. Your words, your encouragement , they’ve all been a blessing.

Ph: It’s called paying it forward; there have been so many people who have helped me through difficult times…how could I not do the same for you? Now something you have to start doing is giving yourself permission to start enjoying life again…it’ll be a nice, healthy change from all that stuff racing around in your head.

SK: Thank you so much Ph…thank you. Did you ever read the book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom? What a book, so many life lessons, one of my favourite books.

Ph: I love that book; I’ve shared it with so many of my students and every single one of them has always thanked me for opening their eyes to life’s lesson. That’s your challenge SK, live in this moment, enjoy those around you and be grateful for all that life has given you. It’s all happened for a reason…just like that little recognition of your name on Facebook. It happened for a reason…


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