Along any path to happiness, the company of good friends is priceless. No money can buy the support of a genuine friend who will be there for you through thick and thin, through the good and the bad, for richer or for poorer…
This is particularly important on your journey to wealth. Money makes people act in very strange ways.
Oprah Winfrey: “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
I have seen jealousy and sabotage.
Supportive friends are my companions through my endeavours. Without envy at my progress or success, but with pride for being close to someone who achieves what she dreams of. My friends encourage me to continue when they see how close my adventure brings me to happiness and they feel uplifted by the energy.
I have seen selfish behavior
Supportive friends offer precious advice on next steps, they help in my success story and offer an ear, a shoulder or a hug when challenges are overwhelming. They provide the support I need, not the support they think I need. They never expect anything in return.
I have seen fake kindness.
Supportive friends give their honest opinion even if it hurts. They care about me. I love them so much that I accept their view and thank them for it, even if it isn’t what I wanted to hear.
Zig Ziglar: “Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night’s sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend.”
Being surrounded with friends is a cool thing. It’s fun to have so many people know you, it increases confidence… When you have money, you also have an abundance of friends to share your fortune with. They all want to be with you, to please you… But who are the good friends? Who will share a bus ride with you when the limo breaks down? Who is honest and supportive no matter what situation you face? Who will be there through success or failure alike?
Be sure to thank your good friends now and always, for being who they are. They are instrumental on your path to wealth and to happiness, like shining stars lighting the way in the dark and bringing a sparkle to your smile!