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 ...
- 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.
- 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?