By Nick Goodwin
One thing that I believe in is that happiness is most real when it is shared. It is the good and truth of understanding between two individuals. All of the life’s greatest joys are based on a perceived connection.
This doesn’t mean that you should spend your whole life insisting on person-to-person contact. I’m sure I would get lonely if I was isolated from people for too long, but a little distance never hurt anyone. It’s like the saying “if you love something, set it free”.
There is still a connection. An understanding between two individuals who travel separate paths. They keep each other going knowing the other would be proud. They keep themselves going knowing that they have the unconditional support of those that really understand them.
To be reunited is a very powerful experience.
I wouldn’t have the same appreciation for my family and home if I didn’t have to leave at some point. It is a comfort to know that people naturally turn to each other to share happiness. It is relieving to see people doing good in the name of a better life.