Surrounding ourselves with those who enrich us
The older we get, the more important it is to have people around us who bring value to our lives rather than sap our life energy. We don’t always realize that in our earlier years as we try and find our way in the world and weed through the mass to find those who will ultimately be our life long friends. When we are younger we have the energy to deal with those that make our life more difficult rather than meaningful. However, as we age we start to weed the garden and hopefully wind up with those that make us laugh and feel loved.
We have all had those people in our lives who are takers rather than givers, They expect us to be there for them at a drop of the hat and support them even when they fail to support themselves. Yet, when the time comes that we need the same from them, they are nowhere to be found, until they need us again. While we don’t always know why we put up with them as long as we do, unfortunately it is often because we just need someone there and they know that.
If we truly look deep within our relationships, we can determine those that are nurturing our soul and those that are not. These are the people who support us, love us, need us equally and let us know what they mean to their life. The people who don’t possess these qualities quickly rise to the top of the pack. It is then our responsibility to weed the garden where necessary to ensure that we have the time available to spend with those who truly deserve it.
We are never guaranteed tomorrow and that makes it incredibly important to ensure that we are making the most of today. That means surrounding ourselves with those who not only enrich our lives, but allow us to enrich theirs in equally beneficial ways. Life is short and we owe it to ourselves to make it the best that it can be.