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Been There, Done That

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Last week while I was in Florida I took my mom to the doctor’s office for her annual checkup. While we were sitting in the waiting room, I couldn’t help but notice an older gentleman who was in pretty rough shape.


He was all by himself, which I thought was strange considering the shape he was in.


When the nurse called his name, he slowly stood up and that’s when I noticed how the poor old guy was bent over from the waist and his legs were so wobbly that when he walked he almost fell over.


Several minutes later, the door to the doctor’s office opened and old man stepped through the door. Now it was my turn to fall over. He was standing taller, his walk was strong and he had a huge smile on his face.


I couldn’t believe this was the same man I saw slumped over in a chair a few minutes ago. I was amazed at what I saw and I had to know what the doctor had done to achieve this transformation.


So I jumped out of my chair, grabbed his arm and asked him “what did the doctor do”?


The old guy just smiled and said “He looked me over, analyzed the situation and gave me a cane.”


I love that old story because the truth is that there will be times when you need help to assess a situation and point you towards a solution.


Here's my point; no one does it alone, we all need a support system in place that we can depend on.


Making change is hard for everyone, but when you have a network of people in your life, who have “been there and done that” it makes those changes seem a little easier.


Do you have a support system in your life?


Having people who support me gives me the courage to get back up and try again.


Do you have somebody in your corner that will pick you up when things get rough; someone who will remind you how strong you really are?


We're inundated with so much negativity these days. We ALL need someone to encourage us to keep going.


Remember, no matter what you are going through at the moment you will get through it.


Look, if you're struggling, I've been there-and I can tell you first hand that it'll get better if you are persistent and keep on trying.


Never give up.


I believe in you. Do you believe in yourself?

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