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    On Nov 29, 2019 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

    Every one has a purpose of living. When we realize what it is we have found our song. As we go through crucial life transitions, we may forget to sing our song. We may miss the direction and take a wrong step. A true friend does not criticize us or abandonus. He or she will sing our song to remind us that we have taken the wrong turn. They do not focus on our wrong doing and judge and criticize us.. As the author Alan Cohen puts it so beautifully," They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken;your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused."

    I have been blessed to have a few such noblehearted friends who stood by me when I was falling into a dark pit. They empathizedwith me, walked with me, reminding me the purpose of my life whichI had seemedto have forgotten. They held my tired hands, wiped my tears; enkindled light of hope within me when I was in the dark zone of depression. I will never forget their kindness and compassion.

    The gift of unconditional love and acceptance that I got my friends has helped me to stand by others when they go through dark times in their lives. Standing by them lovingly I help them to connect with their song. It feels so good when I follow this path-the path of receiving blessings from others and being grateful to them for helping me and helpingothers when they go through hard times. It is good to recognize that we all get lost at times as we go though different passages of life and we forget our song. It is also gratifying to know that there are helping hands that help us rememberour song.

    JagdishP Dave

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