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From the Journal of cpayne | mood: Overwhelmed

All around me are struggles.

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8 days ago - Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:40:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I met a friend who was in town last night to get a beer, and the guy is going through a difficult time. I asked him how he was, and by the end, he was almost in tears about the state of his marriage. I don't have anything for him to ease his burden, but I don't see it ending well. I don't know where he'll be if that bears out.

Another friend's ex-husband has got into his head (I don't know how) that she and I are in a relationship, which is just not even remotely in the realm of things that would ever happen. I know it's not my fault but still, I'm sorry that my trying to lend an ear has played a part bringing this upon her.

8 days ago - Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:40:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
My highest direct boss has had a tough time, with corporate heaping a load of pressures from up on high. Her dog passed away suddenly a couple weeks back on top. In this instance though, I'm going to bake her some banana bread, because I found out that it's her favorite.

On my way back home from meeting the friend up top, I tripped over a deer that had just died. I wish I could have come upon it sooner, because even though I can't prevent death I could have at least stayed there with it through the end. I mean,I don't know if it would have brought the deer any comfort but who knows. Either way, dying alone doesn't sit right with me, but I guess that's just a people thing, huh.

I just wish I could bring folks more comfort. I can't wait for winter to be over.
8 days ago - Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:49:14 PM EST (GMT-5)


8 days ago - Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:51:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Everyone is struggling with something, and most of the time you would never know it. You look at someone and think, "man what's-his-face really has it together, he's happy". Nah, he's struggling with something.

This is why I try to be nice to people. Even if it's something small, it matters.
8 days ago - Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:56:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:51:54 PM CuckingFunt wrote:
Everyone is struggling with something, and most of the time you would never know it. You look at someone and think, "man what's-his-face really has it together, he's happy". Nah, he's struggling with something. This is why I try to be nice to people. Even if it's something small, it matters.

Oh, I agree. I just try to be kind and compassionate, and I hope I succeed more often than not, but I just wish I could provide something more tangible. It's hard out there!

On Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:49:14 PM mousepelled wrote:

Thank you.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 12:36:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:51:54 PM CuckingFunt wrote:
Everyone is struggling with something, and most of the time you would never know it. You look at someone and think, "man what's-his-face really has it together, he's happy". Nah, he's struggling with something. This is why I try to be nice to people. Even if it's something small, it matters.

That's something i took way too long to learn.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 12:39:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 2/9/19 - 11:40:27 PM cpayne wrote:
On my way back home from meeting the friend up top, I tripped over a deer that had just died. I wish I could have come upon it sooner, because even though I can't prevent death I could have at least stayed there with it through the end. I mean,I don't know if it would have brought the deer any comfort but who knows. Either way, dying alone doesn't sit right with me, but I guess that's just a people thing, huh. I just wish I could bring folks more comfort. I can't wait for winter to be over.

That's touching and it makes me respect you more but seeing a person standing over it while it was lying there helpless would have probably just terrified it more. I mean if it were a dog or some other pet or domesticated animal it might have comforted it but in this case it probably worked out best that you weren't there.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 12:46:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 2/10/19 - 12:36:31 AM Hael wrote:
That's something i took way too long to learn.

Me too.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 12:57:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 2/10/19 - 12:39:10 AM Hael wrote:
That's touching and it makes me respect you more but seeing a person standing over it while it was lying there helpless would have probably just terrified it more. I mean if it were a dog or some other pet or domesticated animal it might have comforted it but in this case it probably worked out best that you weren't there.

Oh, nah. I know. I'm not Dr. Doolittle or anything. But can't help the sentiment anyway.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 1:03:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
For real that deer story made me cry.

I think it’s less everyone struggling around you and more everyone trusting you and respecting your opinion. You’re a cool dude to let everyone vent at you and even cooler that you want to help and are gonna make banana bread.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 1:06:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah what the hell, here's a from me, too. Pass it on to your struggling coworkers/deceased ruminants, even if only silently.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 1:21:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
It was definitely a shock when it happened, I was a zombie the rest of the night.
Thanks, though, Gail. I'm lucky that having dated a vegan is going to pay off, because top boss lady is one, and I've totally got a recipe.

I will most definitely pass the love on.
8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 2:08:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
You're a good egg, cpayne.

Sorry to hear that you're feeling a bit lost on helping those struggling around you, but I bet just being there to listen is all your friends dealing with divorce and relationship troubles want. And I guarantee that banana bread will be a hit.

8 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 2:08:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
You're a great guy cpayne
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise
7 days ago - Sunday 2/10/19 - 4:30:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Even I want to vent to you and I hate venting to anyone. About anything.

You're truly one in a million, man. Never change
7 days ago - Monday 2/11/19 - 12:34:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wonder if the world woke up one day and all us odd little humans actually felt the weight of the stories and struggles and joys of all the other humans around us, if we'd destroy ourselves out of the overwhelming power of it all, or actually find enlightenment.

I'm happy there are relative strangers like you in the world who can be there for other complete strangers, but don't let yourself get too unraveled either.

And YES to the over winter sentiment, all the way.



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