There are so many studies and suggestions around what makes a life well lived, worthwhile and enjoyable. One of my favourite pieces of advice was that the 3 necessities of life are “To love and be loved, to have a reason to get up and to have a purpose worth pursuing.” At this time of year we often get to reflect and remember all the people who are special to us.
Movies and programmes with a love theme or romantic undertone abound, in a plethora as innumerable as the stars. This is for good reason - we all want and need love. Humans are social creatures and we derive much from connecting with each other and while you might be 1 of 7+million people, to some people you are their world.
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
Be sure to take time to tell and show those near and dear to you that they are special - we never know when there won’t be a tomorrow.
Enjoy your time these holidays and strengthen the bonds of love and friendship - “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." May you find and create much strength and courage as you spread joy and peace.
Thank you for being a part of our world and we look forward to connecting again next year.