Yes, I am sure that you have heard of pep talks. I just received a pep talk over the Google talk Instant Messaging System.
The chat was between a very dear friend from far away and me. I reproduce below most of it. I have just edited portions which can identify people.
Me: My life has never been mine since the late nineties. Some times I feel that the best part of my life went away due to no fault of mine and continues to do the same.
Friend: ******* saw an ad on TV about an 80 year old father and a 60 year old son and she said that it reminded her of you. Ramana, the best is yet to come.
Me: Things I want / wanted to do, friends whose fellowship I miss, places that I want to visit etc the list is endless.
Friend: There’s plenty of time. Besides you have us! Me, ******* etc, you know!
Me: Except that all eligible women call me Uncle. Or Brother or Bother too.
Friend: But just see how attractive you are. ******** fantasises about you and she’s never met you! Just see the aura that comes off you even over the net! You are no bother at all.
Me: Aura will not get me what I want.
Friend: You have an aura of magnetism. Besides there’s that gorgeous dark brown voice, not to mention your aristocratic bearing.
Me: Ha ha!!
Friend: For Heaven’s sake pal, you’re a babe magnet. The sort of women who like reading M&B romances would swoon over the likes of you.
Me: Send some over will you? The locals all want to know my bank balance.
Friend: Ah! just say less and keep them guessing.
Nice to have such motivating friends in my life, don’t you think? Do you have any who can pull you out of a spell of whymeitis like this friend did me?