Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to share it with. (Mark Twain, 19th century American humorist)
We might not agree that “Grief can take care of itself,” because most of us have benefitted from warm companionships in times of sorrow. But, Twain is right about joy. We are happy when good things happen to us, but to have the fullness of rejoicing, it’s so much better when we share it. It’s good for us, of course, but it’s good for those we share with, too.
Rejoice with those who rejoice (Romans 12:15).