We’re all in this together

“Our purpose in this life is to help others. . .” ~Dalai Lama

I had the privilege yesterday to be the guest speaker for a group of women working on their memoirs and as I reflected on the experience, I realized how much fun it was for me to share with them what I had learned and the resources I’d found in the process of writing The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life.

And this got me to thinking about the importance of lifting each other up rather than tearing each other down.

We’re all in this together. We live on a small planet and the only thing that stops everyone from living a life of abundance is the greed of those who seem to believe they need more than enough.

Thirty-one years ago, Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) wrote and directed a fascinating movie called Brazil and in it, a character played by Bob Hoskins goes around saying, “We’re all in this together. Remember, we’re all in this together.”

We are never diminished by saying or doing something kind or by helping another person succeed, even if they surpass our own accomplishments.

We’re all in this together.

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