Friday, March 07, 2008

Rejoicing With

I think that the phrase, "I am so happy with you," while not commonly spoken, is such a loving alternative to the more frequently heard, "I am so happy for you," or "Good for you." The word for seems to imply isolation and individualism while the word with emphasizes common humanity, shared brotherhood and sisterhood. The good news is that if we are happy with someone, and not just for someone, we get to enter into the communion of happiness that much more!