It has often been said that you can’t have too many friends. And that certainly may be true because friends, good friends, friends that you can count on are rare.
But what about those who enter into your inner circle? Those who you share everything with? Those who can be trusted to keep a confidence? Who are the people in your inner circle? Are there three of them? Two? Five? One? None? Here is an important key to remember. None of us can live life well, solo. We often think when times are going well, that we are the captains of our own ship. And while that may be true in some ways, we need many hands on deck to be able to guide through the stormy waters. And they certainly will come.
So here is my encouragement to you today. Find out who’s in your inner circle. Those who demean, detract, or diminish your life need to go. It doesn’t mean you can’t love them. It doesn’t mean you can’t have an occasional hamburger with them. But they are not in your inner circle.
Who should you let in your inner circle? Those who inspire you, those who encourage you, those who make you want to be a better person, those who tell you the truth in constructive, loving, therapeutic ways.