Even in the best of lives, life can overwhelm us and take the wind out of our sails from time to time. The good part of that is, if we approach the situation with the right attitude we can steady ourselves and come out of it stronger and better than when “it” happened.
As we all know, that can be a lot easier to talk about than to do.
Many times when we’re knocked off our feet, we look to others for help. Indeed, friends can often help us to our feet, comfort us, and give us encouragement, but the real help to get through a tough situation comes from within.
The beliefs and the patterns we’ve established in our lives to that point will determine how we come through the situation. And whether we will be better or worse because of it.
If we’ve been aware and constantly looking during our lifetime, we’ve learned a lot of the simple “secrets” to make our lives better. And as simple as these things may sound, they can greatly increase our chances for happiness and success in life.
One of Those Simple Little Secrets
As I mentioned to you when I told you of Bill’s death in October of 2015, I was planning an exhibit event celebrating Bills’ life (and his work).
That event took place this past Saturday. Friends and patrons came from Maryland, all over Virginia, and most especially the surrounding 6 counties.
A friend who helped serve my guests that evening said to me after the event, “Theresa, I’ll say this: You surround yourself with quality people.”
That very simple thing is one of the secrets to making our lives better: Surrounding ourselves with quality people.
What are Quality People?
So you might ask, “What are quality people?”
The definition of the word quality gives you some clues. It basically means the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind. It implies having excellent standards — or at least working towards that.
To make it really easy you only need ask yourself some simple questions. Does this person move and inspire me to do my best, be my best, and give my best?
The same thing applies to what you watch for entertainment, the books you read, and the newsletters and websites you subscribe to. Are they helping you to be your very best?
By having friends who move and inspire us to be the best we can be, we can more easily establish patterns that lead to happiness and success in life. And we in turn, hopefully will inspire our friends in the same manner.
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