Why do we need healthy rooted relationships? Tyler Perry’s wise message answers this amazingly. He likens the relationships to a tree.
He says – I have this tree analogy when I think of people in my life, be it friends, family, acquaintances, employees, co-workers, whomever. They are all placed inside what I call my tree test.
It goes like this:
LEAF PEOPLE –
Some people come into your life, and they are like leaves on a tree. They are only there for a season. You can’t depend on them or count on them because they are weak and only there to give you shade. Like leaves, they are there to take what they need, and as soon as it gets cold or, a wind blows in your life, they are gone. You can’t be angry at them; it’s just who they are.
BRANCH PEOPLE –
Some people come into your life, and they are like branches on a tree. They are stronger than leaves, but you have to be careful with them. They will stick around through most seasons, but if you go through a storm or two in your life, it’s possible that you could lose them.
Some years back, most of the relationships I had was fitting in this category. Sometimes even the closest relationship becomes a branch relationship. My relationship with the wife Sunanda was looking like a branch relationship some years back. We ignored the elephant in the room, but we knew this could not go life long at the back of the mind.
Most times, they break away when it’s tough. Although they are stronger than leaves, you have to test them out before running out there and putting all your weight on them. In most cases, they can’t handle too much weight. But again, you can’t be mad with them. It’s just who they are.
ROOT PEOPLE –
If you can find some people in your life who are like the roots of a tree, then you have found something special. Like the roots of a tree, they are hard to find because they are not trying to be seen. Their only job is to hold you up and help you live a healthy and robust life. If you thrive, they are happy. They stay low key and don’t let the world know that they are there. And if you go through an awful storm, they will hold you up. Their job is to hold you up, come what may, and to nourish you, feed you, and water you.
I am so grateful for so many roots, like healthy relationships in my life. I am also thankful to God for allowing me to BE A ROOT TO MANY by helping me with the ways to do it! Today I have a rooted relationship with my wife Sunanda after learning the intricacies of building rooted relationships with @PeakImpactMentorship & @UnlimitedPotentialInside. I have many root relationships now in Vijay, Brajesh, Anchit, Ashish k, Ashish C, Kiran, Jayanth, Sindhu, Vikram, and others.
Just as a tree has many limbs and many leaves but few roots, humans are similar too.
Look at your own life. How many leaves, branches, and roots do you have? What are you in other people’s lives? How many people are you root for?
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