Saturday, May 7, 2011
Relationships are important. First of all they allow us to love and be loved. They help us feel secure. Loving others gives us opportunities to grow. And when we take pride in the accomplishments of others and they take pride in ours, we share a deep bond that unites us.
Relationships matter to our emotional well-being. We blossom and flourish from childhood to adulthood because of the encouragement, support, and mentorship of parents, teachers, coaches, and other influential people. We are able to face tough times largely through the emotional support and compassion of our loved ones.