Feeling good, I mentioned how some of my other friends left me feeling deflated without knowing why.
Sue asked me if I’d heard about radiators and drains. I replied that I only knew about them in the context of central heating.
Turns out that drains and radiators can also be significant people, one way or another.
Sue and Lucy both radiate a vibrancy that’s hard to match, they’re wonderful people who make the world a brighter place, no matter what life throws at them. They have a way of being in the world that shines directly into your heart. As examples of radiators, they’re pure gold.
Whether we recognise it or not, we’re all influenced by the people we mix with. Some leave you so drained of energy, you wonder what attracted you to each other in the first place. Some might be family members. Others are friends and/or people you work with.
Take friends. When we were younger and shared our dreams, life was in front of us and anything was possible. The world was ours to conquer.
Fast forward to now. Some will have achieved their dreams and are now motivated to move towards new ones. Others will tell you how unfair life has treated them in one way or another.
Be honest – which friend is easier to be with?
Here’s the thing, most people are decent human beings. When they meet a friend who’s having the roughest time, they want to help if they can. The one having the rough time is thankful for the helping hand as it helps them to move back to a higher energetic level.
On the other hand, some have turned into drains, draining you of energy, time and even money. There’s rarely any gratitude because they believe life owes them in one way or another. Gripe, whinge, moan!
If you are unlucky enough to be working with drains, change your job as soon as you can. It doesn’t matter how fabulous the pay, because, eventually the naysayers will wear you down until you morph into a drain yourself. Remember you tend to end up like the people you spend the most time with.
What about family drains? Be brutal if any member of your family is an energy drain. Limit the time you spend with them to a minimum. Avoid getting sucked into their dramas at all times.
Cut the toxic drains from your life. Your happiness and well-being depend on the choices you make.
Radiators, on the other hand, those people who radiate positive energy, are the ones who make you feel uplifted, inspired and good in the best kind of way, are the ones to spend your precious time with.
Radiators love, laugh and live life to the full. They want you to love and laugh with them. They’ll listen as they encourage you to be, do or try anything that helps you shine too.
Take time to look for and make friends with life’s radiators. Surround yourself with people who make you feel good. Like attracts like, so make sure you practice radiating vibrant, positive energy too.
Smile and the world smile’s with you. Scowl, and eventually you’ll scowl alone.
What do you choose to be?