Re: Just Let Them Go
I just want to say something here that, for me...really puts life in perspective. All I need to do is think about this person who I am about to tell you about...and it's all I need to help me keep moving forward.
I have been doing hair for the last 25 years. I have heard all sorts of stories from people but the ones that are most heartbreaking to me are the people who have just been diagnosed with cancer. Now you are probably thinking, what does cancer have to do with "Letting Someone Go". To me it's about LIFE and last chances, and doing all the things that make you happy in life...and pretty much living life to the fullest every single day, if you can.
I have an older man who has been getting his hair cut by me for the last 2 years. He is one of those who never really makes an appointment but comes in on a walk-in basis. He has been very loyal to the salon I have owned for 2 years. This is one customer that I did not really get that close to. He was just the kind of person who kept to himself. I honestly only found out his name after doing his hair for a year. Now I wish I had gotten to know him better.
He recently came into my salon for a haircut and he had dropped at least 30 lbs. He was also carrying around an oxygen machine. At the time I didn't ask what was going on, I just assumed he was sick. Maybe had just gotten over pneumonia or something. Well the 2nd time I saw him he had gotten even skinnier. I still didn't know it was cancer until I said, "so how are you feeling..any better?" and he proceeded to tell me that the chemo was getting him down. I was shocked. I had no idea he had cancer. So we started talking about it, and he began to tell me that he was fine one day and then one day out of the blue he had a hard time breathing while going upstairs at his job. Made a Dr. appt. and found out he has stage 4 lung cancer.
So my point is this. Life is too short to waste it on someone that doesn't give a rat's a$$ about you. Life should be spent having fun, laughing with friends, family and your children if you have them. Enjoy your pets, your home, your favorite hobbies because it could all be taken away in such a short time and then what?? I was just thinking that the last 2, almost 3 years I have been crying, upset, devastated, sad, miserable, depressed over someone who doesn't want me, yet I'm healthy!! I couldn't imagine how this customer of mine is looking at his life now...but I certainly don't want to waste another minute pining over someone who threw me to the sharks. LIFE is precious...and seeing this sweet older man going through this breaks my heart. It gives me strength to make the most of my life and to move on.