No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. (George Eliot, pen name for Mary Anne Evans, 19th century English writer)

Occasionally, someone will say that he or she feels lonely even when they’re in the middle of a crowd. What a shame! With all those people around, certainly someone can be found whom they could befriend. It’s not just what someone can do for you, but what you can do for another person that can fill the emptiness.

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted (Psalm 25:16).