If you ever get lonely, think about the other lonely people in the world – which by definition means you’re not alone!

Psalm 16:5

Back in the day, the band Three Dog Night had a song named “One Is The Loneliest Number”.

The first line in the song goes like this:

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.
Two can be as bad as one,
it’s the loneliest number since the number one.

That’s deep… very deep.

So, let’s explore those riveting lyrics a bit.

Basically, they’re saying that you don’t have to be alone to feel lonely. After all, “Two can be as bad as one.”

Likewise, I offer this… you don’t have to be around other people to feel together, to feel connected.

So what does that mean?

It’s all in our head.

By the way, one of the fun things about doing a blog is to discover (or remember in some cases) little pieces of trivia about the topic of a particular post.

Today is no exception.

So, how do you think a band would come up with a name like “Three Dog Night”?

Well, one of the band member’s girlfriend suggested the name after reading a story about Australian aborigines. It seems that as they wandered the bush, they spent a lot of nights outside and it can get very cold down under… so she explained that on cold nights the aborigines would sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo, which is a native species of wild dog. On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night were freezing, it was a “three dog night”.

So there you have it!

And who can argue that your life is not greatly enhanced with that little bit of knowledge?

Well, that might be a stretch but who knows, maybe that’ll come in handy some day.

And speaking of coming in handy

Today’s Tiny Words. Big Life. Bible verse is from King David as he tells us how to not feel alone. He says that with God as his portion – his desires, his needs are met. He is secure.

Too often in this world, we feel that we need things that will never satisfy. We yearn for the approval and acceptance of people that’ll never give lasting peace in our life.

In short, we chase things that only temporarily give pleasure.

The Tiny Words. Big Life. takeaway is this: Seek God. Pray that your desires are to please Him. Pray to be a source of strength and inspiration to others rather than seeking inspiration from them. Pray to be satisfied with the blessings that God has given you.

And the next time you feel alone, remember this wise Aboriginal saying:

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how many dingoes you sleep with, you’re gonna still get cold and probably bit by fleas!

Psalm 16:5

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

1 Comment

  1. jswearen on July 24, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    There is a phrase in a nightly prayer I both repeat and watch before delving into personal prayers and it goes “I give You thanks, for you were the refreshing shadow that shielded me all through the day. I give You thanks, for all through these hours, you surrounded me; invisible, affectionate.” How on earth can one feel lonely with the Strength and Love that abides with you always.