Monday, May 12, 2014

Don't Let Your Relationships Run Out of Gas

Imagine that each relationship you have is like a tank of gas.  Every time you stop to fill up your tank you're adding something to your relationship.  Maybe it's a phone call, a visit or an email.    If you want the relationship to be healthy, you need to make sure you're giving more than you're taking.

I know some people who are really good at "hitchhiking."  They are the takers.  They want the free ride.  When it's their turn to drive, they forget to stop for gas.  Their relationships are running on fumes because they never give back.  They're quick to point out why their relationships are so toxic.  It's always the other person's fault.  They are the victim.  Sorry.  I don't pick up hitchhikers.  I don't listen to their griping. 

Take a look at your relationship gas gauge.  When was the last time you filled up your tank?  Keep it full and you will go far.  The more you give, the healthier all your relationships will be.  Just be cautious when you're around people who don't know the rules of the road.  Relationships are meant to be a two-way street.  Stay away from the free loaders.  Keep your tank full.

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