“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you. ” -Vandana Shiva
I read today that Google receives more than five million queries on the topic of loneliness each month. Around 21 million Americans say they struggle with depression. On the other hand, there is clear research that shows some of the happiest people on earth are those who help others.
My son left me a note this week when I was at night class:
Mom, I mist you. You I needed be-cuz I needed a hug goodnite. XOXO – Jordan
Sometimes our needs are so simple. Sometimes the needs of others are so simple. Do not go alone today. If you are lonely find a friend to call, a church to attend, a blog to read. If you are not lonely look around at how you can fill someone else’s life. Life has plenty of complicated puzzles. That doesn’t mean we should piece life together alone. Whatever your piece looks like, jagged or smooth–do not go alone today.