Close personal friendships are beautifully bound by the ties of sympathy. I believe that the hallmark of a deep connection is to feel as another feels when he or she experiences joy or suffering. Happiness and grief are not to be solitary emotions. A joy that is shared multiplies, while a grief that is shared divides.
Day 27 Guide
Cherish your friendships. Take them not for granted, and then enjoy the bond of sympathy that calls you to the heart of a friend.
© 2005, Levi Hill