We need people
It’s fascinating to me how an empty house gets run down when no one lives there. Have you noticed this? When no one goes in and out, no one uses the stairs, no one tramples across the yard, no one rocks on the porch, a house deteriorates. It would seem to make sense that if something was left alone, it would stay in perfect condition. It doesn’t work that way.
You see, living is what breeds life. It’s what keeps something up to date and clean and purposeful. Just as a house needs people to care for it—to love it—we need each other for the same reasons. Barbara Streisand used to sing a song that said, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” But, all people—that’s all of us—need people. And, when we have people in our life—well, we are lucky. This is a good day to hug everyone in your life and thank them for talking to you, walking with you, praying for you, laughing with you—making your house a lived-in space. Have a great week.