Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Who Are You Hanging Out With?

Every once in a while we need to examine our relationships and ask ourselves if they are benefiting us or not. Here is a great suggestion from Jim Rohn (1930-2009, Author and Speaker) that sums it up nicely:
“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."
I am very fortunate to have surrounded myself with amazing girlfriends over the years. I believe this is one of the most important things any woman can do - create a support system of like-minded, loving, uplifting, supportive friends and continue to add to this network throughout your life. Yes, the husband/boyfriend/significant other relationship is important and so are the children, but guess what....eventually he may be gone before you are and the kids grow up and move away. So who are you left with? Yes indeed - girlfriends!
If you don't have supportive friends in your life, decide to change for the better today, starting with who you surround yourself with. Appreciate and nurture those relationships that enhance your life, that make you a better person and leave the rest. You deserve the best of everyone and everything…don’t settle for less.

Lots of love to my friends who enhance my life!
(Special thanks to the ladies surrounding me in this photo - Christina, Marlene, Cathy, Stacey, Kristine and Susan!)

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