Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Doing You Well Wednesday #14

Built To Last

Strong relationships are built upon strong, solid foundations.  Like a building, a relationship is only as strong as its foundation. Lately, I've taken a close look at the relationships in my life. And, what I've discovered is that ...
  1.  Good relationships have solid foundations. They are built upon truth . That truth happens in the beginning where trust is earned by the people in the relationship. Because truth is one of the fundamental building blocks, lies do not have to be told to save face, to cover things up, or to exaggerate reality.
  2. Because good relationships are born out of trust, the people involved in the relationship spend their future maturing the relationship as opposed to always patching things up. Remember, when the foundation is broken, the future is full of repairs. Some repairs can't be fixed - until the foundation is fixed. Who wants to spend their life always in repair mode? After a while, decorating, maintaining, "spring cleaning" and "sprucing up" should take precedence over major repairs.

So, I challenge you to examine your relationships. Are they solid- strong - lasting? Or, are there cracks in the foundation? Can it be fixed with a fresh coat of paint, a little dusting or waxing? Or, do you have to tear it all the way down, remove the broken foundation and start all over - from scratch?
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  1. It’s so important to carefully choose the people we associate with because they have such an influence in our lives. (And you are right; sometimes we just have to make that choice to start over!) Our real friends and family are people who stick by us no matter what “moment” we are living in, because they care about us…they love us…they understand us…they rejoice with us…they suffer with us... :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes! When we are going through the different "moments" in our lives, we can often discern which relationships are for us and which ones are not.

  2. Thank you for visiting my site... I agree that relationships are built on truth. When someone lies they take away your choice but they also show you that they dont trust you with their truth. Great post!

    1. "... they don't trust you with their truth"; Good point, I never thought of it that way! Have a great day.


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