Day 21: Why we are here

28 Apr

One night long ago I woke up with what I thought was the most profound news: We are here for each other.  I’ll say that again: Our reason for living is to be there for one another. Can you imagine a world where people lived as if this was true?  How wonderful a place would that be?  We would have support when we needed it and could support others when we were able.  We would never feel alone because we would have a caring community around us.

Support can come in many ways – a shoulder to cry on, an ear to lend, a hand to hold.  Or maybe a quiche to savor when life is the most challenging.  It is the least that I can offer, and I do so with love.

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Emily Dickinson

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One Response to “Day 21: Why we are here”

  1. Debbie Pool April 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM #

    What a lovely post. I’m enjoying your daily thoughts and stories. Such a special way of giving! :)

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