Monday, October 11, 2010

notice actions more than words

So I have this friend, Daniel, who is probably one of the most flamboyant, self assured, spotlight-seeking, yet genuinely caring persons I know. He is the one you would turn to if you needed a personal cheerleader, dance partner or reality check .

Following a string of disappointments and awakening moments I started chatting with Daniel about what friendship is and at what point you realize a change is needed.

One of the best tips I took away from him was that friendship does not depend on the length of time you have known someone, it is based on the love, consideration, support and positivity they bring into your life. Notice negativity, notice happiness, notice meanies. Notice actions you would not do to others. Notice kindness and embraces. Notice actions more than words. And do not be afraid to remove hurtful things/people from your life.

Never make someone a priority in your life, who only makes you an option.

Sometimes the hardest part of change is re-evaluating the people in your life. But as any wise person will tell you, it's about quality not quantity. So go forth and look for greatness in your relationships and relinquish the ones that drain the greatness from you.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

"Never make someone a priority in your life, who only makes you an option. "

I love that, it is so very true!