Good morning, world! I was talking to a friend last night who was asking about my blog and how he hasn't seen too many posts from me lately. I was so flattered and touched that he actual reads my blog! The purpose of my blog is really for me and also in hopes that it may inspire or encourage or do something positive for anyone else at the same time. So when he told me he actually enjoys reading my blog I was very happy and of course encouraged me to be more consistent with my posts. These are the kind of friends you need in your life! The ones that love you for you and support you no matter what. I am so thankful for these types of friends. But I am also thankful for human interaction in general as well. You can learn something from others every day. You just have to be present to realize there's a lesson to be learned.
For example, a few weeks ago a coworker of mine shared with myself and a few others at work this amazing story about her daughter. Before this story, I didn't know much about her on a personal level, but this story definitely showed me what an amazing woman, mother, and nurse she is! This encounter was just another example of how even everyday encounters with people you are not even close with can teach you something or make you feel emotions that will allow you to appreciate life or just feel something positive. These are the things you need to pick out and appreciate with human interaction. If your encounters with people are giving you negative energy then leave it out and move on. Don't waste your energy!
This is also why it is so important why you should pick and choose who you spend your time with. As I've gotten older, I've realized that our time on this earth is so precious and it shouldn't be wasted with people that don't matter or with people who don't push you to be a better version of yourself. I've done my share of hanging out with friends who are not that close to me, but are fun to hang out with. You know, the friends you go out to party with, but they only know you on the surface level. These are the people who are close to you on a lighter level instead of a deeper one. Now that I'm older (and wiser), I am happy to be able to realize and choose who I want to spend my time with. There's this famous quote:
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." - Jim Rohn
As a nurse, I'm always reminded of our short time on this earth so I like to remind myself that I have the power to choose who I spend my time with and I hope this is a reminder to you as well who you choose to spend your precious time with. Make every day count!