October 2012

The front row of your life

Several years ago when I was stressed out and at the end of my rope, a good friend sent me the words below.  It came to me at a strategic moment in my life when I was ready to make some healthy changes.

The writer is anonymous. The words have such power and I wish I knew who to thank for them.

So…I’m posting them here in the hopes that you find them as uplifting and encouraging as I did.



Life is a theater so invite your audiences carefully. Not everyone is healthy enough to have a FRONT ROW seat in our lives.
There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships and family!

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

Observe the relationships around you.

Pay attention to:

  • Which ones lift and which ones lean?
  • Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?
  • Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are just going downhill?
  • When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse?
  • Which ones always have drama or don’t really understand, know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?

Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

The more you seek quality, the more you seek things honorable, the more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.
Everyone Can’t be in Your FRONT ROW.

You cannot change the people around you…but you can change the people you are around!
Choose wisely the people who sit in the FRONT ROW of your life.

Remember that FRONT ROW seats are for special and deserving people and those who sit in your FRONT ROW should be chosen carefully.