I wish these were the number of days until some exciting new event. It is the number of days that my husband has been unemployed. I never post about very personal things but it is really stressing us these days. Going from a VP position to nothing … well it more than sucks. If he hears your “over qualified” or “hang in there” one more time we are going to lose it. How he searches day after day amazes me. We are sick to death of thinking about it and we know are closest friends are tired of hearing about it.
Over a one year period he has had two guy friends take him out for a beer. You have no idea how much this act of kindness lifts his spirits. Sure others say we need to get together but they have been empty promises. It is sad to realize that we have become victim to the convenience of an email, text, or facebook. I am guilty of this as well. Some days a simple call has been enough to get Scott through the day or week.
Even as I type this I am tempted to erase the entire post……the backspace key is staring at me… but I am not going to do it. This is our life. This is right where we are at. Today is just one of those days that seems heavier than others.
If you know of anyone having difficult times reach out to them. Your act of kindness will be a gift.