We Become Like Who We Hang Out With-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining me today for a little break. Speaking of break, I’ve been thinking that when I finish this particular part of the WOW Rewind, we’ll take a break and talk about some other things and come back to the WOW Rewind periodically throughout this year and compare our now to then. Grab your coffee and come on in. We were just at the end of these words of wisdom.

The last part of the verse says: “He/she shall be like a tree planted by the river of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he/she does shall prosper.” (NKJV)

Okay, so you’re probably wondering what does this part of the verse have to do with who we hang out with, huh? Well, look at it again. In order for the tree to grow and bring forth fruit, it has to soak up some water, and not just once; it has to hang out by the water!

Who do we surround ourselves around? In other words, who do we spend the most time with? Are we soaking up right attitudes, right behaviors? Or are we going in the other direction, possibly causing our souls to dry up from lack of water, aka, good things, good company, good reading material, good listening material?

There’s one more key phrase in here which helps to clarify this a little more, “planted by the river.” Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “bloom where you are planted,” or something like that. 🙂 The truth is if you have planted yourself around Negative Nelly, or Victim Vinny, your landscape – the artwork around you — isn’t going to look so pretty!

Whenever I look at this part of the words of wisdom, I can’t help but see lots and lots of trees thriving together and producing not just their fruit, but an incredible vision of beauty. What is the painting of your life looking like?



P.S. Don’t forget to join us today at 1:00 Pacific Time for our Blog Talk Radio Show. We are still talking about truths that transform us in the recovery from an eating disorder. 🙂


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