By Bronwyn Ison

Helen Keller’s quote, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”  What a powerful statement.  To often we believe we can do everything autonomously.  In reality we need one another.  We need the human connection.  We are not meant to be alone but rather help each other in this life.  Do you respond positively to others when they are offering to assist or do you reject them?  (I’ve always believed we are not here to survive on our own but rather we are here to help and serve one another.)  No one is an island unto him/herself.

Time and again we have witnessed citizens of our country work together in times of need.  Reflect back on September 11, 2001.  Or, when hurricanes have swept through states and devastated multiple cities.  Humans connect and triumph through the tough times.

As an only child, at least for the first fifteen years of my life, I was raised to learn how to do things on my own.  Granted, I am exceptionally fortunate to have had a plethora of blessings.  However, many of the blessings have not come without diligence. When I became a mother I truly recognized I could use all the help I could get.  Fortunately, when my girls were toddler and infants I had help three days a week for about a year.  Naturally, I understood the concept of working together prior to motherhood.  Yet, I had a new appreciation of truly “working together” when I had the help of someone else fifteen hours per week.  The nanny to my girls afforded me the opportunity to go to the grocery store on my own, run errands or make it to the occasional doctor’s appointment when needed.  We worked in tandem.  I needed the help and she appreciated the work.

As a business owner I am grateful to have exceptional instructors who are loved and so well accepted in the community.  We work together to provide something our community desires.  As a single parent I need the help of family and friends.  When we get sick it is comforting to know someone is there to assist.  Whether working one-on-one, we are destined to be there for others in times of need.

Reflect upon your life and reconnoiter when you were in dire straits. Did you receive what you needed?  Were your family and friends present?  I certainly realized the importance of family and my loyal friendships.

So much more can be accomplished when we work in congruency.  Fortunately, I can accomplish so much more when I work with others.  Each person contributes unique strengths to any project.  Take a look at how you can be there for you family and friends.

“Coming together is a Beginning.  Keeping together is a Progress. Working together is a Success.” Henry Ford

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. 760.564.YOGA (9642)