A song for all of us

Has a song ever captured a feeling so perfectly for you that you just had to put it on repeat and listen over and over again?

This was that song for me today: We All Need Saving, by Jon McLachlan.

It was first introduced to me by Rev. Becky Sheble-Hall, the Executive Director of an incredible organization called Chaplains on the Way that ministers to people suffering from homelessness and poverty in Waltham, MA.

For me the song poignantly captures what it's like to love someone who is suffering and feeling alone. And let's face it: hasn't that been all of us at some point?

I want so much for people to feel the love and support available to them. At the same time, I know I can't make anyone feel it. All I can do is keep offering my love, which feels both humbling and empowering.

I think that's all we can do to help anyone, really: to keep offering love in the best way we know how, and making sure that we receive the support we need to do so.

I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do. And if there's someone in your life that you could use help loving better, please reach out to me. It's what I'm here for.


Raj Raghunathan teaches a free online course called A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment, and this week sent out a newsletter that included a link to this short 16-minute film.

I've watched it three times already, and hope that you will give yourself the gift of watching it, too. It hits on so much of what the gift of happiness is about, in a way that talking and writing about it just can't.

What do you think? Where are you in this story? What does it suggest for your life?