#231 – If you want to keep a relationship going, you have to put the energy in.

This is from my husband who has a lot of friends and this why.  He puts in the energy.  His grandfather was the same way and also had a lot of friends.   It’s easy not to and most people won’t, but if you want to have friends, it is up to you, not them to keep the friendship going.

Conversely, waking up each day and devoting yourself to being kind, even and especially to people who are not kind to you, is actually incredibly difficult. It is arduous and deliberate work, and the doing of it will at times make you feel small and foolish. What’s more, in the end, it will on its own merits almost never yield a person awards or honors or riches.   But it is important work and needs to be done for its own sake.

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When I was young, I made a lot of bad choices. The only way I knew to dig myself and my family out was to go to the library, always hoping that the next book I read would change my life and thankfully, often many of them did. Out of gratitude for the happy life I have now, I decided to share what I have learned, and continue to learn. I hope that Tuesday Tips helps you as much as they have helped and continue to help me. Sand
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