Sunday I spent time with a friend and it was fun - adventuresome - and a great exploration and sharing. In the course of conversation thought we chatted about another in our lives who can be more on the draining side. This person needs to have control and be right - to be in charge and can't really hear beyond what her filters allow in. My friend and I started talking about the Four Agreements - and how everyone needs to read and practice these - how to use our words - how not to take things personally - how to do our best and how not to assume. Sounds simple, yet I think that often the simplicity of life itself is complex.
A few weeks ago, Bill and I traveled to the MidWest to meet the new grandbaby and then drove to Iowa to visit dear friends. Talk about people who inspire rather than drain - this is Beth and Wil. They have had their share of challenges in life, but have an attitude that is accepting and uplifting. Good people to be with. I won't go as far as to move to Iowa - but having opportunities to spend time with them is priceless.