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English Conversations with Cliff LMA004, ALENKA w CLIFF #3.1

ALENKA w CLIFF #3.1

So today we had two separate conversations. The first was about gratitude and you told me that you were grateful for a few different things. You were grateful for your good health even though at the moment your leg is hurting you and it requires you to take a little bit of extra rest. You're grateful for your animals. You're grateful for your daughter. You are grateful to live in Slovenia. And you are grateful for yourself. More specifically, you are grateful to be who you are. Being you is not easy. You want to feel okay with yourself and you want to make a priority of doing the things necessary for you to be your best self. So you want to sleep when you need sleep, for example. And if that means that you have to somehow be unacceptable to certain other people, that's all right with you. You can do without them. You want to make yourself a priority right now. You don't feel like things are okay all the time, but you are setting yourself up to be okay all of the time in the future. Great. Good for you. I'm very happy to hear that you are positioning yourself for a brighter tomorrow. I talked a little bit about what I was grateful for and my list looked pretty similar to yours. I am also grateful for my health, even though my shoulder is a little bit messed up right now and it causes my hand to fall asleep in the middle of the night and wake me up, which takes away from my sleep, which I really don't like. I too am grateful for my animal and come the spring I should have two animals, which I will be grateful for. And I also am grateful for myself and to be me.

And we talked a little bit about the song called Superman, also known as It's Not Easy to Be Me. I am going to dig that song up and send a link to you just so you can hear it.

Then we moved on to talk about family. Your mother's name is Tatiana, which is the name of a Mexican woman that my cousin dated a few years back. I told you my mother's name is Maureen. Your father's name is David. I have four friends named David, but my father's name is Ernest. We talked about siblings. We both have a younger sister although your sister is much younger than than you compared to mine. Mine is only 2 years younger; yours is 8 years younger, but we both have a similar relationship. You and Maya don't fight but you don't spend much time together. You love one another but you're not really in touch all that often, and that is the same with my sister Etta and me. She lives nearby, only about 20 minutes away, but we don't talk all that often either. I did mention,however, that she and I will speak, probably through text most times, if my mother disappears from us for a while, which she does tend to do because she loses her phone or accidentally puts it on mute and then stops answering our phone calls. So we get together make sure that she's okay and then go back to not talking for a while even though we do love each other. We both didn't particularly like our childhood either and we also had the same answer to what we would change about our childhood. Well, we started with the same answer, which is we wouldn't change anything because then we might not be who we are right now and we wouldn't want that. But then you threw in a kicker which made me laugh, and that was you would change your parents. You would change everything about your parents. It's making me laugh right now. Thank you for the laugh and I look forward to our next conversation.



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ALENKA w CLIFF #3.1

So today we had two separate conversations. The first was about gratitude and you told me that you were grateful for a few different things. You were grateful for your good health even though at the moment your leg is hurting you and it requires you to take a little bit of extra rest. You're grateful for your animals. You're grateful for your daughter. You are grateful to live in Slovenia. And you are grateful for yourself. More specifically, you are grateful to be who you are. Being you is not easy. You want to feel okay with yourself and you want to make a priority of doing the things necessary for you to be your best self. So you want to sleep when you need sleep, for example. And if that means that you have to somehow be unacceptable to certain other people, that's all right with you. You can do without them. You want to make yourself a priority right now. You don't feel like things are okay all the time, but you are setting yourself up to be okay all of the time in the future. Great. Good for you. I'm very happy to hear that you are positioning yourself for a brighter tomorrow. I talked a little bit about what I was grateful for and my list looked pretty similar to yours. I am also grateful for my health, even though my shoulder is a little bit messed up right now and it causes my hand to fall asleep in the middle of the night and wake me up, which takes away from my sleep, which I really don't like. I too am grateful for my animal and come the spring I should have two animals, which I will be grateful for. And I also am grateful for myself and to be me.

And we talked a little bit about the song called Superman, also known as It's Not Easy to Be Me. I am going to dig that song up and send a link to you just so you can hear it.

Then we moved on to talk about family. Your mother's name is Tatiana, which is the name of a Mexican woman that my cousin dated a few years back. I told you my mother's name is Maureen. Your father's name is David. I have four friends named David, but my father's name is Ernest. We talked about siblings. We both have a younger sister although your sister is much younger than than you compared to mine. Mine is only 2 years younger; yours is 8 years younger, but we both have a similar relationship. You and Maya don't fight but you don't spend much time together. You love one another but you're not really in touch all that often, and that is the same with my sister Etta and me. She lives nearby, only about 20 minutes away, but we don't talk all that often either. I did mention,however, that she and I will speak, probably through text most times, if my mother disappears from us for a while, which she does tend to do because she loses her phone or accidentally puts it on mute and then stops answering our phone calls. So we get together make sure that she's okay and then go back to not talking for a while even though we do love each other. We both didn't particularly like our childhood either and we also had the same answer to what we would change about our childhood. Well, we started with the same answer, which is we wouldn't change anything because then we might not be who we are right now and we wouldn't want that. But then you threw in a kicker which made me laugh, and that was you would change your parents. You would change everything about your parents. It's making me laugh right now. Thank you for the laugh and I look forward to our next conversation.

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