As I reflect on what I have learned this year, I cannot help but recall a quote that I heard long ago and that still holds true:
"There is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men - above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends--And also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy." - Albert Einstein
When we really look at the world around us and the people who inhabit it, we are reminded that in the end we are all bound by "common threads" and must be here to assist each other. An important reminder.
The video below is from one of my favorite television shows "Northern Exposure" that deals with the theme of "Common Threads".