The vast majority of benefit that people find in life’s ups and downs is a true relationship that makes life meaningful. It is this type of understanding in life that allows people to be there for you when you need them the most. It is during these times that people end up forging powerful ties that last a lifetime. How do they accomplish such a powerful feat, they do it by following this good advice…
First good advice: when someone close to you offers you support, accept it with open arms and with true appreciation instead of pushing it aside, or even worse, pushing away. These are not times for foolish pride. Foolish pride will only keep people at a distance. People want to help, so let them in, and always remember to say thank you, not only with your words, with your eyes and a true smile that comes from the heart. It is the smile that comes from the heart that stays in the soul all day.
Second good advice: True compassion and empathy are offered and then respond with an open heart. Remember: you’re not the only one in the world that has ups and downs. Don’t ever forget the truth in life. People need you as much as you need them. Learn to show up so they can.
Third good advice: Keeping your ups and downs quiet doesn’t allow people to become educated enough so they can show up when needed. You have to tell your story in a way that helps those around you understand what you’re going through. Don’t be afraid to be honest, it will allow them to do the same. Just don’t show off, and don’t be a whiner as well. Educate people about the reality, and it will help them to do the same.
Fourth good advice: in life, we all start out as strangers before we become a friend. Just because you don’t know them doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t. If you turn away the kindness, you offend the person wanting to give it to you. So, pay attention to what truly matters in life.
Fifth good advice: it’s easy to be nice to somebody that is nice. The real test in life is, can you be nice to somebody that isn’t so nice?
Sixth good advice: make sure that you foster lasting relationships with the professionals that you need in your life. They need you as much as you will need them.
How do you get those around you to show up for you when you aren’t there? The answer is easy, just show up for them when you are there
I hope you have enjoyed some good advice this month. Thanks for all your support, and your prayers.
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