Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gratitude in Action:
Maintenance of Your Relationships with Others

Relating to my beautiful child, with my mom watching over us.

Maintenance is gratitude in action. It is an acknowledgement of what we love and desire more of. How you spend your time, talent, treasures and energy is an indication of where your heart truly lies.

We all say that we want strong, close, loving relationships, but we spend more time with our hand-held devices than we do with the people they are supposed to connect us to.

Research shows that the last thing a person touches at night is not the face of a loved one; it is their smartphone. So how smart are we when we let technology take the place of the real hand and heart of those we say we love.

Relationship is defined as the way in which two or more people, groups and even countries talk, behave and connect to one another.

Relationships are the things that we sociologist wake up thinking about. Because the self is social, and we are a combination of everything and everyone we come in contact with, how you maintain your relationships is crucial to who you become.

We have made work and time our excuse for our lack of attention and commitment; but your time and your work are on your side.

Maintenance is gratitude in action and gratitude is our way of communicating with our consciousness and the Divine. It is a way of saying, “I want more of this.”

How much time does it take to connect to someone, reminding them of what they mean to you? How much time and energy do you give to your past and those who have caused harm? Why would our head be filled with thoughts of people you think don’t like you, when those who do are standing near?

How can you be more intentional towards the care of the relationships you have and desire?

How do you relate to new ideas, languages and even countries?

Remember, what you give attention to expands and positive energy expands exponentially.

Be you, be well, be relating.

Bertice Berry, PhD.

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