From the time we’re born we hear about our heart. We put our hand over it during the pledge of allegiance, we feel it pounding when we are frightened, we “give” it to someone as a token of our love, we cry over it when it gets “broken” but behind all of that, we know that our beating heart is what keeps us going. Each day we take for granted the thousands of times out heart beats just so we can exist. As long as that happens, whether we think of it or not, we exist.
What we don’t realize enough is that our heart is only part of our existence. As we crawl, walk, run, sit, sleep, laugh, cry and race through life our existence is fueled not only by our heart but also by the persistent beating of hundreds, thousands and sometimes millions of other hearts that are “propping” us up. They might be family or friends. They might be neighbors or acquaintances or they might be people that we just meet once or maybe, just maybe, never meet at all.