Isn’t life amazing?
At this very moment I have a friend teaching the youth of today, another friend about to bring a new life into the world, yet another friend ministering to the hurt and broken, and still another friend caring for the basic needs of little ones while their moms or dads pursue their careers. Each of these friends is miles, if not states and a whole country apart, but they are all connected through me.
These individuals have never met each other, though they may have heard of each other through my stories. My story weaves together their stories because my story is incomplete without their contributions.
That’s how life works, you see – through relationships. It’s in doing life together, in community with one another, that we are all able to persevere, to sustain, to nurture, and to grow.
Take time to nurture those relationships that are of most value to you, and if so moved, reach out to the broken ones as well. Restore the connections you may have lost, if it is safe and productive to do so.
We were not meant to do life alone. You are part of a much greater story. Your life matters, not only in the context of your own story, but as a very necessary thread in someone else’s.
“Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart.
And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.”
– Melody Beattie