“Life is a play, and you are the starring actor.”
Many people are part of our lives; some are family, others are friends and yet others are people we work with. Some of these people are part of our lives without choice (co-workers) and others we can choose (friends). We have many roles including son/daughter, husband/wife/partner, brother/sister, friend, co-worker and many more. I raise this point because our life roles should be important to us and if so, then we need to think about them consciously.
Our roles and relationships change over time and just like a car, maintenance or attention is needed. Each role has a varying importance and each has implied or defined expectations or responsibilities. I am not suggesting written role descriptions like we might do in a work setting but I do believe they deserve deliberate thought.
How many life roles do you have? I count 11 for myself. I am a husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, provider, “house maintainer”, community and church supporter (and I probably missed something).
How much time do you spend on each of your roles? Do you do that by choice or let the world dictate it to you? Does your weekly schedule fit the importance you have chosen?
Is there a life role you have neglected for a while? Do you add value and meaning to your relationships? What are you going to do about it?
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