Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Short and Sweet: We Take Care of Each Other

Dear Little M,

You asked me what life was all about, and since you have virtually no patience, you also ordered me to explain quickly.

I can summarize life in two sentences.  Life is crazy.  Life is about making sure that we take care of each other.

They're related.

Life is crazy.  In the last week, in my little tiny world, I learned that one friend delivered two beautiful baby girls...and I learned that another friend would bury his.  Open your eyes and look around---you will often find friends celebrating their well-earned good fortune, and you will also see other friends trying to survive patently unfair wallops of bad luck.  You'll see promotions and layoffs, you'll see victory and defeat, you'll see scarcity and abundance....in the same day, in the same hour.

This is why we need to make sure we take care of each other.  If you have more than you need.....share.  Share freely.  Share without strings or expectations.  If you need more than you presently have...don't be too proud to ask.  We take care of each other.

Try not to be boastful or resentful of good fortune.  We all have something in abundance.  We all are in need of something, too. Share and ask and give and take...We take care of each other.

Life works because we can and we do...take care of each other.

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