I deal with the broken lives of broken people. And it's hard. Eventually they get through the pain. Most of them to a better place even. But wading through that pain doesn't get easier.
I am asked often about my marital status by clients who worry my front-row seat to the end of their marriage will be a hex for any future relationships of mine. They fear I will be scarred and single for life. I calmly assure them my life is full of balance. Like riding around town with happy drunks on the Cycle Pub. I kid. I kid. (Not all drunks are happy.) But I do tell them the balance is in the examples of those around me. My parents just celebrated 35 years of marriage yesterday. (Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!) My grandparents. Even my bosses and their wives. They believe in marriage.
Have you heard the story of Fred Stobaugh and his submission to a singer/songwriter competition? If you haven't, go watch this video now. It is both touching and inspiring.
Can you believe Green Shoe Studios? How they'd go out of their way to help a fellow who can't sing a lick and knows it? Most of us won't live long enough to have a 75 year run with someone, but this story makes my heart burst with hope for the goodness in people and the relationships that do last. Has anyone in your life served as a model for healthy relationships? Tell me about them. I need all the balance I can get.
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