January 31, 2012


READY… "Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much." ~ Oscar Wilde

AIM… At some point in life, each one of us will encounter someone we considered to be a good friend. Sadly, for one reason or another, that friend turned out to be a false friend. I know you know what I’m talking about. Those folks are called frenemies: friends who agree to walk beside you when life is rosy and run the other way when the days aren’t so cozy.

Some of us are able to recognize a frenemy from a mile away; while others of us keep giving the frenemy second, third and twentieth chances to redeem himself and be a trusted companion. My friends, life is simply too short to surround yourself with people who aren’t interested in sharing your biggest celebrations AND your humblest defeats.

I encourage you to take some time this week to evaluate those “friends” with whom you are spending your precious time. Are they soothingly sincere and worthy of your life-long loyalty, or are they secretly shady and quick to run for the safety of the shadows? Only your heart will know the truth and can decide what’s best for you. Listen to what it says.

FIRE! Are you a friend or a frenemy? Evaluate how you treat those you consider to be your friends. Then, either make positive changes to correct your faulty behavior or step aside gracefully and allow time and honesty to mend your broken fences.

Be Excellent!

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