Relationships Count

December 28th, 2008 by Gallagher John No Comments

As I have delved into the ‘blogosphere‘ in 2008, I have come to enjoy the time I invest writing these posts. As a result, I have learned more about others through their comments & sharing, as well as been able to read about others through their blogs. I look forward to continuing this blog in 2009 and hope that it adds value to you.

The purpose of this blog is ‘Simple’. I want to add more value to your life by sharing mine in some way. Through this, I hope to continue the development of our relationship.

I want to share an excerpt from an article I read today about ‘A Life That Counts’ by John Maxwell:

A Life That Counts Is Determined By:
1. The Relationships That I Form
Relationships help us to define who we are and what we can become. In my own life, I can see how relationships have shaped my character, values, and interest. I consider relationships to be my greatest treasures in life and an immense source of joy.
Most people can trace their failures or successes to pivotal relationships. That’s because all relationships involve transference. When we interact with others we exchange energy, emotions, ideas, and values. Some relationships reinforce our values and uplift us; while others undercut our convictions and drain us. While we cannot choose every relationship in our lives, on the whole, we get to select those who are closest to us.
Relationship Rules:
Get along with yourself – The one relationship you will have until you die is yourself.
Value people – You cannot make another person feel important if you secretly feel that he or she is a nobody.
Make the effort to form relationships – The result of a person who has never served others? Loneliness.
Understand the Reciprocity Rule – Over time, people come to share reciprocal, similar attitudes toward each other.
Follow the Golden Rule – The timeless principle: treat others the way you want to be treated.

To view the entire article, click here

I hope we all live ‘A Life That Counts’ in 2009.