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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, June 01, 2009

Everyone Can't Be In Your Front Row ! ! !

Life is a Theater...

Invite your audience carefully. Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a Distance. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not going anywhere relationships or friendships.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?

When you leave certain people do you feel better or do you feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know or appreciate you? The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you....the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

Remember that the people we hang with will have an impact on both our lives and our income. And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds. We should not share our dreams with negative people, nor allow them to feed us with negative thoughts.

Who's in your front row?

Disclaimer! This is not mine and I don't know who wrote it, but I hope it gives you something to think about.


^..^Corgidogmama said...

This was really good, and worth reading Chatty.
As I get older, it comes easier to let the negative forces go...and hang on tighter to my good vibe pals.
Maybe it's self preservation, and not being willing to give so much of me away anymore.
Is that selfish....or is that smart?
Not sure, but don't care at this stage. Life's complicated handle extra baggage.

Changes in the wind said...

Think I just might print it and frame it so I will be reminded often:)

ClassyChassy said...

I have read something similar before, and it is good to remember. Corgidogmama is right - as we get older it IS easier to let the negative forces go! We are less apt to think we need to impress, hang with a certain crowd - many reasons why it's easier - and we get smarter as we age (hopefully!).

Chatty Crone said...

Some pursue happiness, others create it.

I think you are all right - this is a great one.

Sometimes it's just too hard to keep being with toxic people. You have to make a chance some day.

Your right too that it is easier as we get older. I think our mind is so different. We just don't want to waste our time anymore.

Life becomes more precious.

JeanMac said...

Very good and very true.