I had the most intense conversation with someone who walked through the doors into our office today. As he walked in, I could tell he was not happy. With eyes of despair and the look of sadness, he walks up to the desk .I say with excitement and a huge smile on my face as always, “Hey there! How are you today????
The gentleman angrily says…” I’m just bitter today but I need to pay for my homeowners association dues.” I said…I’m sorry.. ok…He then went on to explain to me how messed up our country was and how nothing is going right in this world. With that, I look at him and say, “I know, I’m just extremely happy to even be alive.” He immediately says, I think the alternative would be better. I’d rather be dead and not have to worry about life.”
As soon as he said that I knew the conversation was getting a little bit more serious. I went on to again say something about how I am glad that I have today and that I have my family and friends in my life. He asked me a couple more questions angrily about my job, and why was I working at a property management company if I had a bachelor’s degree. I went on to telling him that I was extremely thankful for my job because a lot of people do not have jobs.
Then… he said it once more, “Well…. I’d rather be dead and not have to worry about life.” I looked at him deeply in his eyes and said. “You dying would affect many more people other than just yourself.”
He looked at me and asked me how I do it every day…. He asked how I get through day to day if I am having a hard time. I told him these exact words. I have faith that things will get better and I have faith in God.