Ecclesiastes 4:7-12

7 Again, I saw vanity under the sun: 8 the case of solitary individuals, without sons or brothers; yet there is no end to all their toil, and their eyes are never satisfied with riches. “For whom am I toiling,” they ask, “and depriving myself of pleasure?” This also is vanity and an unhappy business.

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

One of the best things about our Christian faith is that it is deeply concerned with our true happiness and with our enjoyment in life.  The book of Ecclesiastes is written by a wise individual who ponders the question, "How do we truly find enjoyment in our lives and in our work?" And he helps us think through the answers because, if we don't think about it, our life will simply pass us by without any happiness or enjoyment at all. 

In this specific passage, the writer points out that without the company of others, it's impossible to enjoy the fruit of our labors. We need others, deeply. We need one another to make sense out of our lives and to give our experiences meaning. Are we spending enough time nurturing our relationships? Are we relying on one another for support and care? That's where happiness is to be found.