Happiness & Friendship

Happiness & Friendship

happiness friendshipIn order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?  ~ Leslie Caron

Recently I wrote a poem, it was a poem about hope and happiness, the joy of your fondest wishes coming true only to find you have lost the very thing you wished for in your life.  The despair that follows can be overwhelming and lead to feeling very hopeless.  When I went through a time like this in my life, what brought me out was a friend who reached out and brought me out of the darkness I was in.  She didn’t do anything special, no grand gestures, she was just there for me.  She was there consistently and for a time constantly, she listened, she didn’t judge, she didn’t pretend she had an answer for what I was going through, she didn’t care that I wasn’t being rational.  She was just there and she cared about me.

The impressive part was that she was 1200 miles away, she did all of this by phone and by e-mail.  Prior to that time she had already in a very short time become a good friend, her actions have made her one of my most treasured friends.  The important thing about this story is that it reminds us that what’s important between people is that we care about each other.  Caring for each other not only can make others happy but can increase our happiness as well.  Give someone a hug and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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