We called the most powerful man we knew for help.
Candace disappeared Friday evening, by Saturday this powerful man had organized the first ground search; Sunday had been designated a day of prayer and all churches had been alerted. And to top it all off he had also arranged for an article in the Sunday Sun newspaper.
Once the article appeared in the newspaper, the public started to respond. The telephone was ringing, people were showing up and wanting to help- we were no longer alone. That was the biggest gift anyone could have brought us at that moment.
We humans are social beings. We need each other. Our hearts need to connect with others.
Studies have shown that we share mirror neurons that allow us to match each other’s emotions unconsciously and immediately. We leak emotions to each other. When we’re in sympathy or agreement with one another—when we’re on the same side - we actually anticipate and reflect each other’s movements.
And when we have a happy healthy relationships with each other, we feel confident, safe, hopeful, and happy.
Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I'm most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me. - Anne Hathaway