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Help! (All The Ways We Need Each Other...)

"A friend is someone who helps you up when you're down, and if they can't they lay down beside you and listen."- Winnie the Pooh

We begin life connected. In every sense of the word. That connection nurtures and nourishes us until we are ready to enter the world. But once that umbilical cord is cut we are still connected. And we are still dependent. We simply cannot grow and survive without the help of another for our basic needs.

This connection and dependency remain throughout our lifetime. But in this ever-increasing technology-driven world we are experiencing more loneliness and disconnection than ever before. We have more "friends" than ever in our expanding "global village", yet our community has become almost non-existent.

If you’re a Beatles fan like me, you’re familiar with the famous song written in the mid-1960’s by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Help!

Help, I need somebody

Help, not just anybody

Help, you know I need someone, help

When I was younger, so much younger than today

I never needed anybody's help in any way

But now these days are gone, I'm not so self-assured

Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down

And I do appreciate you being round

Help me get my feet back on the ground

Won't you please, please help me...

Like so many of The Beatles songs, I can relate. Who hasn’t had a time when they felt less self-assured or down?