"if you just try to understand what someone is going through
they’ll do much better than survive…they’ll live.”
Sometimes I questions whether I should be tougher on my clients, and sometimes the answer is yes. But when I see how others treat them I remind myself, mine might be the only kind and compassionate words they hear, and sometimes a little kindness goes a long way.
If people caught a glimpse of my text-message conversations with my boyfriend, I’m pretty sure this is what would happen.
I’ve been feeling very disheartened lately. I don’t have health insurance, I cannot find a job in my field, I’ve been having mystery car troubles, my student loans are outrageous, my mood has been unpredictable, etc. I spent most of my day job searching and sending several resumes out, talking to customer service reps, brushing up on treatment plans, etc. yet felt it was all futile. I have good and bad days, today was a bad day. I started to wonder, “what is it all for?” and “maybe I wasn’t meant to succeed in this path.” At times like this I reality check myself and practice gratitude for all the things I do have, but it was hard not to feel overwhelmed and cry today.
I found this video in my emails and told myself to shut out the rest of the distractions and just listen and feel these powerful words. It’s amazing how strangers can speak and feel the same as you do. This man is a kindred spirit of mine, and I respect him for his honesty and human frailty so much. It may sound silly, but his powerful words helped me get through just one more “bad day,” and though we will never meet, I am grateful for him.