"I heard about your illness. I don't know what to say, it seems so
unfair. How are you coping?"
"Not too badly."
"YOu have my sympathy. Especially so soon after the divorce. And then
losing your job. Are you looking for a new one?"
"No. My house was burgled three times last month. I fear leaving the
house now, I don't enjoy it when I do, I worry about what is happening
while it is standing empty. But I am sure soon I will have the
confidence to look for a job. I am confident my illness will go away
and life will soon resemble normality."
"Most people would be destroyed by just one of the things that have
happened to you. How can you remain so positive, so optimistic in spite
of so many setbacks?"
"I read in the Bible that when we die we will be richly rewarded in
heaven. All of the adulterers and thieves will perish in eternal hell.
When I feel down I remind myself of those lines and I never feel fear
or bitterness, just hope and joy. Without my Bible I would have fallen
by the wayside, I wouldn't be able to get up in the mornings. Now the
days seem so alive...and I've got a Playstation 2."