My close friend Bob was going through a dark period years ago, including a separation and divorce, and found himself alone often.  One night at yet another solo dinner at California Cafe in Palo Alto, Bob was seated at a table for two for his meal.

In a moment of insight, he decided to take off his jacket and hang it on the empty chair across from him.  To self he said, “Tonight, I’m not having dinner by myself, but with myself.”

Genius, on so many levels!

So often when going through such difficult periods in our lives, a key learning is how to be alone without being lonely.  What a wonderful insight Bob had to help with that lesson.

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