Choose to surround yourself

Choose to surround yourself with the people who make you feel good.  That’s pretty much my only message for this week, but I’d love you to read on to find out why I’m sharing this profoundly simple message.

On the weekend, I was lucky enough to spend some time with a dear friend who is leaving the country.  You know those people you meet and you kinda go – ‘where have you been all my life?!’  It has never been fake or forced.  It’s been real, supportive, honest and a friendship which has seen lots of positive changes in both of us.  Whilst I will miss her dearly, knowing she will be on the other side of the world, I know our friendship is bigger than that.  I know it will make the time catching up even more precious than before.

I bring you another story of a dear friend of mine – we not only share our profession but much more than that.  Our friendship brings a feeling of authenticity – complete honesty and certainty that it is legitimate in every way possible.  There is no judgement, negativity or drama.  There is also no toxicity, awkwardness or unspoken expectations.  What I can tell you though is that there is a whole lot of love without conditions, acceptance and appreciation.  As time as gone on, the time we get to spend together has become more and more appreciated.

You see, for me, these are the types of friendships I hold very dear to my heart and that regularly remind me that friends are irreplaceable – everyone deserves a few of those in their lives.  People are actually designed to be social beings and being around people who lift you up is crucial to living a big life.  I say it again, choose to surround yourself with people who make you feel good!!

And trust your instinct to steer clear of the those people who don’t make you feel good, actually, better still, forget them!  Life is waaay to short to let those people take any of your brain space.

Just so we’re clear – people who make us feel good are the ones who ‘fill our cup’ – you know, the ones who we feel instantly better after catching up with them.

Whilst we can’t control who we encounter in our lives, we CAN and SHOULD choose the people who make us feel good and look to surrounding ourselves with them.

Have a great week!


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