The Thursday Thesis - 28/09/2017
A guy goes to see a psychotherapist about his problems. The man is in his fifties, married, with three grown-up children: he is also a multi-millionaire. Though he’s very successful and highly respected by his peers, he’s not well-liked: he’s miserable, bitter and unhappy.
The lady therapist steeples her fingers as she waits for her client to gather his thoughts.
“I’m so tired” he says. “Everything I’ve ever done, I’ve had to do for myself – and I’m so tired of it. Nobody is there for me, I have to do everything – same as I always have...”.
And so it goes for the next hour as the man complains and bemoans his life. Finally he falls silent, and the therapist leans forward a little, softly whispering.
“Who changed your nappies?” She asks.
“Who gave you the breast when you were hungry and helpless?”
“Who cared for you when you were sick?”
The questions continue, and the silence booms.
“Who drives you safely home in your limo?”
“Who cleans your offices and bathrooms?”
“Who drew the pictures that you stuck on the refrigerator?”
“And who kisses you goodnight and prays for you?”
The man sobs, eyes closed as the truth breaks over him like a tidal wave.
Nobody makes it on their own.
Whatever you or I do, however much we achieve and whatever we aspire to, we cannot do it alone.
Close your eyes and take a moment to be thankful for the multitude of reasons to be grateful that are present in your life – because they are there. Take just one thing and thank the person who did it for you, a phone call, a card, a visit – let them know that you noticed them, noticed what they did, and that you appreciate it.
Notice it, and give thanks for it – because nobody ever does it alone.
So here’s me, to you: you make the writing worthwhile, and I am in awe of you.For your comments, your shares, and for reading the blog, I thank You.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2017
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