Last night I went to a birthday party for a friend. It was a great time of celebration filled with community, laughter and great conversations. It reminded me that God’s Word tell us in Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Summer is a great time to invest in your relationships. Between no school and vacations hopefully you have a little extra time in your schedule the next couple months. Take this time to invest in your relationships. Have a cookout, go get ice cream, go swimming or get some exercise with a friend. We need people in our life that will help challenge us. At times that’s encouragement or support. Others it’s to point out places of weakness where we need to focus and grow.

I’ll be honest I can be a bit of a loner. I love to go out to eat by myself and have some quality alone time with just me. Although I realize and understand for certain personality types that alone time is needed but don’t become your own victim by being a loner all the time. Reach out and be a friend to those in your life (whether they’re related to you or not). Be kind and loving. Show yourself friendly. (Proverbs 18:24) Go laugh and have fun. You’ll walk away refreshed and more complete as you let iron sharpen iron in your life.

Happiness and blessings my friends!