It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, January 22, 2021

Chapter 1, Page 22, Book 21

When we have each other, we have everything.


January 22 - no man is an island 

We need joy as we need air,
We need love as we need water,
We need each other as we need the earth we share.

Maya Angelou

I dont think any of us were ever meant to be alone without any family or friends to support us when needed.  I live alone and know the importance of having others in my life.  My family and friends mean everything to me.  My family really is my motivation for most anything I do.  Without them Id have no reason to go on.  

I’ve learned to live on my own and support myself, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need others in my life.  Friends can brighten up our days.  Give us a reason to celebrate and enjoy life together.

Without others we don’t really have anything, but when we have a shoulder to lean on and somebody to help us take a step up, we have everything.  

One of my favorite quotes about family says, FamilY: we don’t have it all together, but together we have it all. That pretty much sums my feelings on the subject.  Together we have it all.  It takes working and playing together to live a life well lived.

Human beings necessarily depend on one another.  No man is meant to be an island. No one is self sufficient; everyone relies on others. 

We are not on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other.  If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.

Jeff Warner


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

show up and be there for others.

jack69 said...

YES, I think we who had/have family know that peace of family love.
Sherry & jack, 48 degrees here in NC, not bad.
Love ya!

Martha said...

I love this and I especially love your favorite family quote!

Mevely317 said...

That's a great quote! When we came to the sad realization Tom's son and daughter couldn't be counted on, that was the impetuous to move here nearer my son and family. Best decision ever!