But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? ~Albert Camus
Very few people can boast of having friendships that have stood the test of time. When I tell people that I’ve had friends since Primary School they ask me one of two things. How or why? The why is simple, we just never found a reason not to be friends. The how is another story. True friendship carries with it a certain harmony. To understand what I mean, you must first understand Harmony. For me harmony doesn’t mean that agreeing with each other all the time; it simply means each of us having our own thoughts, our own ideas of what we want from the friendship. I think of my group of friends as a choir; where each of us is singing the same song, but different parts. You have the altos, you have the sopranos. Harmony is when everyone is singing the same song but having their place in the song creating on a melodious chorus.
Now when one of your choir members has a sore throat and have to sit out a session. Think of that as a cooling off period among friends, because no relationship is drama-proof, and sometimes even close friends argue. But if the friendship is real it will survive that rough patch and move along. Then years after you can laugh about the situation.
The same can be said for working in a team. Everyone has the same vision, with each person having a different part to play in the vision.
Marriage, friendship, relationship, family and team members can only work if they work in harmony.
©Etta D. Richards