Just a few days ago, I sent out a tweet that said “Make the time to call those you love.” I did that shortly after taking the time to call a girlfriend of mine who lives less than an hour away, but with whom I feel I’ve been losing touch.
After attending the Making Things Happen intensive in December, a life-changing experience, by the way, I remembered how important positive relationships are in our lives. How much joy and happiness they bring, but only as long as we take the time to nurture them.
Lara Casey shared this quote by Jim Rohn with us, and it really resonated with me “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Take a minute to really think about that. It’s not just the people you spend time with physically, but those you include in your life that may or may not be only a hug away.
We all have friends and family that cross our minds as we rush around crossing off our “to do’s” week after week, month after month, and maybe even year after year. When is the last time you took the time to reach out to those near and dear to your heart?
“Not everyone has to be a close friend, but it’s integral to our happiness that we show people who we truly are, allow ourselves to know them in return, and then remind each other through actions—small or large—that we care.
We never need to be or feel alone in this world, but it’s up to us to create and allow opportunities to be together, enjoy each other, and be there for each other. It’s up to us to make our relationships priorities.”
So with that, I’ve got a challenge for each of you. Take the time at least once a month to reach out to those you care about. And by reach out I don’t mean send a text or Facebook message. Pick up the phone, catch up on what’s going on in your lives, and maybe even set up a lunch date!