Friday, January 15, 2010

a river runs through it

A quote from "A river runs through it" that i thought you might like.

"Help is giving part of yourself to somebody who comes to accept it willingly and needs it badly. So it is, that we can seldom help anybody. Either we don't know what part to give or maybe we don't like to give any part of ourselves. Then, more often than not, the part that is needed is not wanted. And even more often, we do not have the part that is needed."

I have learned by experience how difficult it is to truly help someone. And how important and meaningful it is when we can.

I think we all feel it deep down in us -- this desire to give of ourselves to someone who "accepts it willingly and needs it badly." It part of who we are meant to be.

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