We also have a much wider circle made up of people who show up unannounced just because we need them. We may never know all of their names, but they exist, and they want to help. We just have to let them. Members of this tribe touch our lives in positive ways that feel like gifts because they’re unexpected.
New York Times best-selling author, Lissa Rankin, MD, talks about the health benefits of finding your tribe. She references overwhelming scientific evidence that when human beings are connected, they nourish each other, and the health of the body reflects this.
I completely agree. I’d also add that we don’t necessarily have to know each other well, or at all, to benefit from being connected. And, the length of time doesn’t matter. Momentary or long-term – it’s making the connection that counts.