If you spend a little bit of time on Marie Osmond‘s social media you will quickly learn that she’s a positive person who enjoys spreading good vibes, and a recent post of hers reminds people that it’s completely okay to share our life experiences with one another.

The 59-year-old took to Instagram on Sunday, March 10, to share a lovely, personal story of an experience she recently had with her friend where she learned that her pal was going through a rough time.

“After the show Thursday night I was talking to a friend about the many challenges people are facing,” the performer captioned a photo of her with a tow truck behind her. “As we discussed the scriptural verse, ‘Man is that he might have joy,’ we wondered if joy could even be considered part of life’s ‘equation’ when everything seems to be so hard and unbearable. That’s when my friend sadly expressed that she was having a difficult time.” Take a look at the photo below!


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She continued, “I looked at her and said, ‘I don’t care if it’s 11:30 at night, you want joy? Let’s get a chocolate shake!’ We got in the car and I said, ‘Maybe the joy in this situation is that I can look at you and say — I understand. I’ve been through it and I know you will survive.'” She added, “I believe our life experiences are meant to be shared, because when we can talk to someone who has been through the same thing, it gives us the strength to endure to the end. We must never give up, because although our troubles and pain are real, they will not last forever.”

Donny Marie‘s sister goes on to reveal that her and her friend ended up crashing into a concrete wall while pulling into a parking stall.  “All we could do was laugh till we cried as we waited for AAA. I didn’t get to bed until 6 AM and had to be up at 7 AM to get my daughter off to school,” she said, adding that since she was out late due to the accident, her daughter Brianna luckily was able to take her sister to school.

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The hitmaker wrapped it up by saying, “Joy gives us the ability to laugh through our pain and provide us with hope when all feels hopeless. Perhaps we’re just lookin’ at it the wrong way? Maybe joy IS always there … we just need to look for it. #SundayMessage.”

Just a beautiful message from Marie!