From the time we are born until we die, we are thrown into countless relationships. Many come and go. Others are deep and intense, and forever. The most important are often the most challenging.
Family is intricate. You have multiple people living with or near each other. Everyone knows everything about you. Your moods, your likes and dislikes, the way you look when you first get up in the morning. And while that’s a good thing, it is indeed often a challenge. You argue and fight knowing it’s okay because you are family and kinda stuck with each other.
Work relationships are on a level of its own. So many people coming from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences…all gathered together mostly in one place. The diversity can really be a plus when it comes to sharing ideas and filling different positions. Strengths vary from person to person so that can be a bonus for an employer as well. Sometimes though, work can seem more of a competition than anything. Who can get what the fastest. But that’s not always how it is. I’m thankful that my job is not that way.
Friendships can be forever, or not. I heard it said that if you have three close friends throughout your lifetime you are very fortunate. I’ve been very blessed in that respect.
Love relationships can be exciting as you figure out what makes your significant other tick. What is their love language? What can you bring to the relationship to make it more amazing than any other? And it can also be tricky as expectations of each other might be raised to a higher standard than with any other relationship.
A fact of life is that while many people may adore you, there may be just as many who don’t. Having hurt feelings because you don’t click with someone is human nature. But rising above is confidence. If you do everything in your power to be a good person realize it’s not your problem. It’s theirs.
I hope the relationships in your life lift you up and not knock you down. But if they do just get back up and dust yourself off. They can be difficult but they can be rewarding too.
My circle is fairly small but what I have is pretty special. Relationships are a fact of life. Let’s enjoy them to the fullest. They are a gift. ♥️
Photos: my coloring pages 😬