Friendships: Just because it ain’t broke, don’t mean it can’t be improved!
The old adage goes “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it”. Who was this message intended for? Well that depends on the speaker. If you’re talking about a table or a door, sure this message works great. But sometimes people use this on living, life choices like jobs, health, and relationships.
When it comes to your relationship with your loved ones, family and friends, I believe that even though they may not seem broken, it’s always important to continually strengthen them.
I love going back to my home city, St. Louis, MO. And I have been blessed with an abundance of family and friends that still resides in the Gateway city. With all that love, I do my absolute best to see everyone but unless I can be there for a full month, I never get a chance to spend time with everyone I want to see. I’m very grateful that my wonderful family and friends don’t hold my lack of time and opportunity over my head but that still doesn’t stop me from wanting to be superwoman and fly from house to house to catch up with everyone.
So what I’ve decided to do is start reaching out in different ways like Skyping, Facetiming, emailing weekly, surprise visits and so on. Yes we are all human and we can only do and be so much but I don’t think it hurts to keep trying to do more, without breaking your back.
I want to motivate you to reach out to a person that you haven’t spoken to in a long time. Time moves quicker and quicker each day so we have to make time to catch up however we can. Maybe try to schedule a visit or a lunch or a virtual date (Me and my girlfriend use Facetime) or something. When you show someone that you care, it improves not only your relationship but it reinforces the bond that will keep your relationship lasting throughout the years.
After you have started applying the “improve” process to your relationships, spread it across all aspects of your life. Become proactive in your walk through life and watch your support system grow and strengthen.