While you are going out into the world and taking care of everyone, who is taking care of you?

Who nourishes, supports and believes in you? Who is there for you when everything feels like it’s going wrong?

There are going to be many different types of people you come across in this lifetime. Most everyone will be seen as just a flash of a moment when you look back on it all. But then, there are going to be those rare few who ride with you all the way through.

They’ve “got you.” They look after you, remind you of who you are and all that it has taken for you to get to where you are, and bring out the best in you. These are the best types of people. The ones who planted roots with you and stayed.

You have to be patient as you are going along your journey and you’re looking for these types. And then, you have to be even more patient in growing that relationship every single day.

Because the gift of patience is roots that stretch deep into the earth and can weather any storm. And the deeper you plant yourself, the higher you can rise. Relationships are exactly the same way.

And most of all, you have to stay open. People come and go in our life. That’s just the reality of it all. It’s on wavelengths that can be really difficult to understand. But if you stay open to receiving the gifts, they will come.

Surround yourself with good people. Let go of the ones who only bring unrest. Set healthy boundaries out of love and strength when necessary. And always look after yourself as much as you are looking after other people.

The garden will come. You just have to patiently tend to the seeds.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project