I am sure most of us is familiar with the line, “we’ll get by with a little help from our friends,” or something like that and as it clearly states, all of us, at one point in our lives, need a little help from our friends and that each of us needs to have friends. Apart from re-stating that not one individual is good enough to make it out there in the brave new world, it also gives emphasis to one of the most important relationship we will be forging in our lives ~ friendship. We learn to build one as early as we learn to socialize and begin to communicate with others. And, although, not most of us will go through life-changing or life-threatening episodes that would make even the better of us wallow in self-doubt or worse, we all need friends to share even the most mundane and the most ordinary things in our day-to-day lives. They make the trivial stories more exciting and the ordinary cup of coffee much tastier.
A former office mate who just lost his wife this year is celebrating his birthday today. I saw his FB status and couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. I feel his longing for his deceased wife. I guess he is not ready to move on without her. But today, he wrote a thank you note to God saying he is thankful for his life, for his beautiful daughter, and for his wife – for the good 14 years that they’ve spent together as husband and wife. I knew his wife and I’ve seen how dedicated she was to him during those happy years. I remember her for being so sweet. If she were alive today, she would never forget to give him anything she could find only at Shari’s Berries or something that he deserves to get for his birthday. For now, I wish that my office mate would find the real peace in his heart while mending a broken heart. His wife, wherever she is, would be happy to see him slowly pick up the pieces.