Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bit #25: Surround yourself with cool people

Little Life Lesson and Bit of Grace 25: Surround yourself with cool people that make you feel good!
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." ~George Washington
What George Washington said is perhaps somewhat boring, but oh so true. Relationships are so important and are the foundation to just about everything we do in life.
We have relationships with just about everyone we come in contact with and in all social and professional settings.
Relationships take constant work and "nurturing." This is often put off to the side.
As said above, make sure you are surrounding yourself with "cool" people. People that make you happy, feel good about yourself, encourage you, support you, and inspire you.
Obviously, make sure you are in a good place internally. You need to have a solid personal foundation before you can extend to other relationships.
"A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself - to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart." ~Leo F. Buscaglia


  1. Love it. This is so very true. To surround yourself with people who support you is so important in life.

    Relationships do require the nurturing that all too often we neglect to do.

  2. When we have kids I am totally teaching them this. "tis better to be alone than in bad company."
    What a nice reminder today of the importance of strong relationships.

  3. What a true message! I remember my 5th grade graduation -- the speaker said "If you hang with dogs you're going to get fleas." That was such a vivid and true statement, I still use it to this day.

  4. This is exactly why I plan to look you up when I move to SC:)

  5. What a nice reminder today of the importance of strong relationships. Work from home India


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