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  • Writer's pictureReuben Berger

Everybody needs someone

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

I was cat sitting for a dear friend and noticed that each cat needed a certain amount of attention, after which they seemed 'more at peace'.

It's like there is a love meter inside of everyone and there is this restlessness when it gets too low.

Later that day, I read this poem that summarized this so beautifully...

Everybody needs someone

People need people and friends need friends Amy Rose La Prairie and her

And we all need Love for a full life depends beautiful Malamut Husky,

Not on vast riches or great acclaim, Koa, by a waterfall in

Not on success or on worldly fame Broadbent, Ontario

But just in knowing that someone cares

And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers -

For only the knowledge that we're understood

Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good

And we rob ourselves of life's greatest need

When we 'lock up our hearts; and fail to heed

The outstretched hand reaching to find

A kindred spirit whose heart and mind

Are lonely and longing to somehow share

Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware

That life's completeness and richness depends

On the things we share with our loved ones and friends.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

The writings of Helen Steiner Rice, who is often referred to as the "poet laureate of inspirational verse", have been a source of comfort and inspiration to millions of people throughout the world. Learn about the life of this prolific writer and her triumphs and tragedies.

Unfortunately, there are many people in our society who really don't have anyone there for them, some don't even have a place to live.

For some time I have envisioned that one day there would be places for those who may have nowhere to go or no one to turn to. I've been calling such places, LoveB&B.

Where weary souls can rest their head

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