"I'm alone, on my own, cast apart, and I'm scared" – these thoughts should only happen to each of us just once.
Our first moment of feeling that we are doing life on our own should be our last. When our parent hugs us that first time should be the start of a lifetime of knowing "I am part of more."
People need people. People love people. People love being with people and it shouldn't be a peep-hole but a full view, with laughter and singing and hands helping — together. That is what people love. That is what people crave. That is when people shine.
Even those who seem to be distant want someone to be closer.
Take everything that we have ever owned and balance it against friendship, hugs and working together. Distill the lifetime of a person to its purest essence and you will find the joy in relationships. You will find people caring about others. People caring about you.
We are all different — that makes life interesting. But we are all the same — linked by a web of friends and co-workers, of shared interests and efforts.
We can't turn everyone in the world into our friend today, but we can make a start — by reminding each other with a smile or a helping hand –
We are all connected.