Day #6

I am surrounded by those who uplift me and elevate me to my highest self.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. -Epictetus

Who are the people that occupy most of your time,
energy and thoughts?

My family occupies most of my time. Especially this time of sheltering in place with the Covid-19 pandemic. I mostly spend my time cooking and caring for my 12 year old son, making sure he’s doing well emotionally/mentally. He’s missing his friends and has had enough of “distance learning.” And I’m calling my mom several times a day. Just making sure she’s good, she’s 71 years. old.

How do they make you feel when you think about them?

My family makes me feel like I have purpose. They keep me grounded and focus on the right things, help me to keep the necessary perspective.

Are they a positive force in your life?

Absolutely. I am at a point in my life that I am only surround myself with positive.

Are they a positive force in your life?

They’re definitely a positive force in my life. This year has really been about setting boundaries. And people who drain me, don’t respect my boundaries I’m perfectly fine with distancing myself/cutting ties.

Are there people with whom you wish you could spend more
of your time?

My best friend lives in another state, and I wish that I could spend more time with her. We both have stressful work so we definitely don’t talk as much as we like or as much as we used to in simpler times.

What would they bring to your life, and what would you
bring to theirs?

She’s just a real person: honest, non-judgmental, and extremely supportive.