I remember when I was about 14 years old and I began hanging out with a new group of girls. During this time, I tried cigarettes, drank alcohol and got myself into some trouble. There was one situation in particular that pushed my parents to their limit and they decided to punish me by making me stay in for a couple of weeks in a row and banned me from hanging out with those girls. I also had a big brother that told me if I ever smoked or drank again he would "kick my little ass into next week" (and believe me, my bro is a tall big guy, I didn't wanna mess around). I remember that as clear as yesterday. Guess what? It worked. I went back to my old group of friends and my path went in a more positive direction.
The point of my post today is that I want you to think about who you choose to surround yourself with - are they people who are as nourishing as an apple or as toxic as a twinkie? Do they challenge and support you or bring you down with their negative energy? When I was a young joyous, my big bro and parents obviously helped steer me in the right direction. But now that I'm adult, it's the choices that I make and the relationships that I choose, that will result in my happiness or unhappiness.
I decided to write about this today because I subscribe to the Daily Love and this article inspired me: http://thedailylove.com/who-you-spend-time-with-is-who-you-become/
I've written a few articles about this before and want to share two more with you:
Be well and joyous,