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Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”

Lesson:  Pick your friends well.

Reality in life:  Time is short.  Skip the drama and hang with friends that reciprocate, care, support, and can add some spice to your life.

When I consider the wealth of friends that I have made along the way in life I relish the memories and experiences.  Have you noticed that your friends reflect back to your life different aspects of yourself, similarities, preferences, and interests?  Revisiting old friends takes you back to the stations you’ve been in life.  Gratitude comes forth because you know you made it through that “one time”.  Or you are glad you are still not living in that experience and you grew beyond it.

Since your friends are a type of feedback into your life, consider your level of happiness and joy.  If you are fulfilled and joyful and peaceful you are probably with the right group.  However, if you don’t have that, it may be time to change up your friends.

Who are the 5 people you hang around with the most?