For clarity I’m sharing two different stories that are connected by the topic that all of us are living our lives while dealing with life’s challenges.
Here’s what this episode is all about.
While talking with a friend she asked my advice about her recent post on Facebook.
I suggested she add a bit of variety and stop striving for perfection on social media.
She told me someone actually reached out and said WOW everything in your life seems to be “perfect” with all that is going on in the world.
This comment obviously came after her most recent post on social media.
Another person posted a snide comment on her social media page etc. we talked about it and I suggested she change it up a bit and talk about something that is imperfect in her life.
Naturally you are not going to please everyone but the problem with projecting perfection is some people are looking forward to seeing you to FAIL!
Not sure she will follow my suggestion.
Anyway, shortly after having this conversation with her I reached out to a longtime friend to catch up with her since we have not talked in a minute.
We played phone tag and then she responded with a text that was worded in such a way that I knew something major has happened.
I called her back and she told me her sister has passed away.
This really shocked me because her and her sister were two of the people I met early on when I moved to Atlanta 27 years ago.
She tells me she had not heard from her sister in a few days and stopped by her house to do a wellness check and discovered here body.
They do not think there was any foul play or anything to do with Covid-19 BUT everyone is devastated and I was totally shocked by the news.
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Thank you for attending another episode of Eric’s Escapades.
Eric “Still In Shock” Anderson
P.S. That last conversation was a reminder tomorrow is not promised