As I started getting older I noticed that certain aspects of my youth were starting to fade – aside from great skin and fast metabolism, my positive outlook & open attitude were taking a hit. I attribute it to the fact that I’ve been around the block once or twice or 15 times, and have seen the bad with the good too many times….
I did NOT like seeing the world through soot covered glasses, so I made the conscious decision to let go of the negativity and surround myself with positive, uplifting people. People who make me WANT to be better, and SEE things more positively.
When I found this quote above, I thought it reflected my new motto perfectly. You know, they say you are the average of your 5 closest friends, so if you surround yourself with Debbie Downers or Negative Nelly’s, it will drag you down. If you associate with positive, giving, encouraging friends, then you will become that as well. That’s what I do in business, and that’s what I’m hoping to do in “real life” too. It’s hard to make new friends when you’re all grown up, and that is just one other reason we were looking for a change in home/location – hoping for some fabulous new neighbors and friends!
Here’s to living life with an open heart, and never being too old to reflect on yourself and improve.
Have a great weekend!