People can exhaust me. Oh, not in the short term, but put me in a large group of people for an extended period of time ... say in JFK terminal 2 where throngs of people gather like cattle to be moved from one gate to another as they wait for a flight that is likely running behind schedule ... and I'm inevitable ready for some quiet time. I work from home, with only the company of my two dogs and I enjoy solitude, maybe a little too much. But here are some ways I've found together to be better.
- Together, many hands make a quick job of unloading pallets and restocking shelves at the food pantry.
- Together, marriages become stronger as couples in a small group share challenges and victories and learn from one another.
- Together, friends gain additional insight when studying the Bible.
- Together, burdens feel lighter when shared with one who knows your heart and loves you anyway.
- Together, it's easier to find things to laugh about, even when the road is long.
- Together, there's camaraderie when addressing issues with aging parents.
- Together, decades-long friendships grow deeper and stronger when intentionally nourished.
- Together, celebrating children's achievements is a little sweeter.