How Marcy Enriched My Life

Personal account of a friendship with a young woman that has significantly enriched the author’s life.

Reciprocal relationships are probably the most satisfying of all, because they deepen over time and are based on trust, mutual sharing, giving and receiving, and – perhaps most important – love. In this paper, I will talk about a relationship in which I have been involved for several years, one with another young woman that began by chance and has blossomed into a friendship that continues to grow closer every day. It also is an unusual relationship in that not only did we meet by chance, but we have met in person only a few times! I also will use sources to demonstrate how giving and sharing across the human experience are so important and, if practiced by more people, would make our nation and our world a much better place.