Deepening Your Connections
Relationships are the crux of life. Healthy, positive
relationships can bring a sense of belonging, self-worth and balance.
They provide support when we are down, encouragement when we need
a boost, and laughter to stay positive through the down times of
life. Family, friends and significant others can provide us the
support we need to go after our dreams and support us through the
times when we think our dreams are unreachable.
Relationships also provide us with an opportunity
to give to others and grow in our capacity to love. They create
opportunities to be more loving, generous and compassionate with
others in our lives and to help others. We are made to be in relationships,
but it is not often easy to have the strong, healthy relationships
To build a strong tie with family, friends, coworkers,
neighbors or anyone else in our lives we need to take the time to
nurture them. Relationships are like flowers, and we need to spend
time taking care of them and providing them water to see them flourish.
They are not always easy to build, grow or maintain, but relationships
provide a strong foundation for life.
Today, we are often so focused on our careers,
making money and keeping up with the Patels that we do not have
the time to build the strong, healthy and fulfilling relationships
that would give our lives more meaning. We are stressed out and
out of balance and, as a result, are missing out on the daily pleasures
of spending time with loved ones – nightly dinners at home
with the family, fun outings with friends and lunches out with coworkers.