Last Summer while we were on vacation in Quebec I came across a sculpture that made a lasting impression on me.
This sculpture pops into my head every now and then…I think maybe because it makes me think of our relationships and the importance of sharing and listening.
And then recently, while doing some nighttime reading I came across a quote that really grabbed me. I always read before going to bed and I was glad to have this good thought enter while I was getting ready to drift off.
The thought goes: “When you share your sadness with another person it is halved, and when you share your joy it is doubled”.
It is wonderful how something as simple as talking can lighten the load. And it is equally wonderful that joy can be multiplied when we share it with the people who really love us. I am grateful for these people…each and every one. And although they are not huge in numbers, they are huge in heart.
As great as it feels to be listened to, it feels equally great, if not better, to be the listener…the giver. With huge hearts and open ears life is better…lighter.