The Best Ones are Wanted & Needed All the Time

Ink on Gel Printed Paper Scrap – Words: Jane Howard

Life is as much about what you do as who you do it with. No matter where or how you interact or build your relationships, all of us need people in our lives. As humans we are social creatures more than we care to admit, and sometimes people are what hurts us and then saves us.

At various points in my life I have had the need to reach out to family, friends and my tribe for guidance and or help. It was those times that let me know who the REAL people were in my life that I could count on no matter what. I am blessed to also have known times when I was the person providing assistance or guidance for someone who reached out to me. Relationships, the good ones, are a process of reciprocity, giving, taking and simply being someone who needs other people. Relationships are like bank accounts. The best time to pull money out is long after you have deposited lots on money. The more you put in the more you have to draw out.

People make a job better or a nightmare, they make family events fun or frustrating, and they even make our daily lives a pleasure or a curse. Living our lives with people is more like a roller coaster ride than the merry-go-round. It is an up and down adventure in which we choose to get off or keep riding. Those of us who choose to stay on usually end up with the best stories to tell!

So who is in your tribe, clan, family, network? Who are the people you rely on to get through your crazy, hazy life? And who relies upon you for that same service? Take time today to let them know how much they mean to you, even if it is only a handshake, a hug or a thank you for taking my call. People need people, and the best ones are wanted and needed all the time.

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