. Self-reliance doesn't work...relying on God does (and apparently He can extend tables too...!!!)
Nicholas' musical reference makes so much sense when applied to relationships. The solos can be beautiful but I love a good harmony!!! In my solo life, I hope that the harmony provided by the Holy Spirit attracts the man I was always meant to be with so that when the annulment is granted we can continue our symphony together.
So true! After my wife passed (almost a year ago), I encountered a lot of problems. The more I worried about them, the worse they got. So one day I said, God I can't cope with all this worry. Will you please solve these messes?" One by one, problems disappeared on their own. After thanking him profusely, I said, how about this last one. A little voice in my mind said, Oh I saved that one just for you.
God has a sense of humor, but enlightens us enough to know, if we are listening, that he laughs with us and not at us.