I received this email arrived recently from one of our podcast listeners, who also happens to be a personal friend. She wrote:
I can’t stop listening to your podcasts. They make me smile. I can’t stop thinking that had I listened to these 4 years ago I would still be happily married… Maybe you are helping other people stay happily married. Keep up the good work. My love to you and Janet!
My heart sank when I read this. On the one hand, deeply saddened for our friend whose marriage ended. While on the other hand grateful she sees the potential of our podcast to help others – even though it was too late to help her.
The range of emotions in her email is quite gripping. Smiles, reflection, regret, encouragement to me, optimism for others who can avoid the sadness she experienced, love for Janet and me.
The one line that touches me most, however, is I can’t stop thinking that had I listened to these 4 years ago I would still be happily married. For me, it’s hard to see past the sadness, for I know what she once had that she lost.
In spite of the sadness, regret, and loss, our friend and listener sees beyond herself. She appreciates the potential the podcast has to help others. Our listener friend is not stuck in the past as a victim. She cheers me on to continue doing what I’m doing.
What a blessing to have a friend with this kind of attitude.
What about you?
How’s it going in dealing with any sadness or regret you may have? I’d love to hear about it.
And if you’d like to smile and think, as our listener friend commented, you can listen to any of the 31 episodes of You Were Made for This found in Season One. You’ll find them where ever you get your podcasts, or by visiting JohnCertalic.com
Grateful for you,
P.S. By the way, there are only 49 days until Season Two of You Were Made for This begins on September 4th!