The other day I took an early-morning walk in beautiful Pasadena.
As I looked around me, I saw all the places that would remain closed throughout the day and in the coming weeks: stores, theaters, restaurants, gyms, small and large businesses.
It made me think of what’s important. Obviously, we can survive without shopping or entertainment. So what’s truly important in life?
Your Loved Ones
The people in your life are what’s important. Your relationships are important. Being there for each other and helping one another is the only thing that counts.
Unfortunately, the current situation has impacted many relationships.
I have spoken to people who have been drinking too much and to couples who have been arguing and fighting constantly. According to some reports, domestic violence is on the rise. (The stay-at-home orders, while supposedly “killing the virus” are also killing families, the economy and the human spirit but… that’s another subject altogether.)
- It helps to remember the goal of your relationship(s). The purpose of any relationship is to HELP one another. Helping each other do better in life is what makes your relationship(s) valuable.
- Remember that unless you help one another, the relationship is useless. It may even be destructive. So you and your loved ones must work to bring value to each other’s life.
- Do not focus on the negative, on your disagreements or people’s mistakes. Instead, stress the positive. Stress what they do right and the things you all agree on. If they help or try to (even if it didn’t come out right) compliment them for it. You will see that they start helping more and make fewer mistakes. Try it!
Let me know if you have found this helpful. I am very interested.
Warm Regards to Your and Yours,