Are Your Friendships on Autopilot?

This Week's Simple Tip

Have you ever been to a celebration of life, and heard someone reflect on the part that person played in their life, and how they wished they had expressed that to him or her? Think about it; we do not deliberately reflect on the relationships in our lives, until it is too late. I was the same way until a healthy, full of life, kindred spirit of mine died unexpectedly in her sleep at the age of 50. You can be sure there were many things I wished I had one more chance to tell her. Since her passing, I am very mindful of where I invest my time and energy in friendships, including making new ones given that we replace half of our friends every seven years. People need people -- it is how humans are wired. Whether people are in your live for a reason, a season or a lifetime (see clip below), cherish them as they are what give meaning to our lives.

February is international friendship month. Make time to reflect on your relationships. Instead of letting your friendships run on autopilot, make the time to connect. Enjoy each other, and let them know how you really feel; tell them now what you would say at their celebration of life. Don't take tomorrow for granted.

Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!

A Little Helpful Hint

It has been said that people enter our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Accept them and treasure them for however long they were meant to be part of your life. When they are gone, be thankful for the gifts you received from them while they were here.


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