It was a Tuesday night and I was working on some homework, my phone was on silent so I could stay concentrated. After a while I got tired of my homework so I decided to check my phone and I noticed I had three missed calls from my best friend. I figured it was pretty urgent so I called her back right away. When she picked up the phone she sounded pretty upset. So, she explained to me that she was having a really hard time with her parents just recently getting a divorce about six months ago. They were still going to through a custody battle between her younger brother and her. Everything was really chaotic and she felt really out of place and not herself. Knowing that I had gone through the same thing she wanted some advice. During our conservation I realized three analogies that related to her situation: “Life is like a novel. You are the author and every day is a new page.” (http://quotelicious.com) “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein) “Life is like a dream, sometimes it is good and sometimes it is bad, but in the end it is over.” (http://quotelicious.com) These all helped me deal with my parents’ divorce.
My best friend couldn’t get use to the fact that now that her parents were divorced they weren’t a “family” anymore. When she spent time with her parents and her younger brother it all had to be at different time periods. They couldn’t all go out together and do things as a family. I reminded her of: “Life is like a novel. You are the author and every day is a new page” You make the destiny of your own life. Even when you’re having a bad day you have to remember Bourdet 1
that tomorrow is a new day, nothing is permanent. You just have to make sure you make the best of every situation. This related to my best friends situation because she saw that even though she couldn’t hang out with her family all together anymore, she had to value the time she had with each of her parents a little more. She...
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