Friendship is one of the best investments you can make

"People come into your life for a reason, a season or lifetime."-Michelle Ventor

And when these people come into your life to stay, I truly believe in nurturing the relationship.

With the intention of making time to invest on my friendships, a few weeks ago, I texted my friend to ask her if it was ok for me to spend a few hours with her and her kids on a Saturday. My friend immediately and gladly replied with an ecstatic "yes!".

It is not uncommon for me to do this to my close friends.  Every few weeks or months, I make it a priority to spend some time with them whether it be to merely catch up or talk about ideas and goals. I do have my own personal and professional pursuits that I always plan for. Having friends that support and inspire you or just even share with make the journey in these pursuits even more meaningful.

Yesterday, having dinner with her and her family was no different. I was grateful that her husband even cooked more food than their regular dinner because I was visiting. And we all had a nice conversation on our pursuit with financial independence, our personal and family goals.

In this world surrounded by materialism especially in America and being pulled in all directions to make our life and families lives' better, we need to also make time to reflect with ourselves and be surrounded with people who can encourage, inspire and make you a better person.

Jim Rohn said " Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money but you cannot get more time."

When you are away from your homeland, it is really not a mortal sin to enjoy your life in the company of friends.

So enjoy life more by being intentional in nurturing friendships!