14Be with Good People and Do Nice Things

As the first few lines of Benjamin Zephaniah's poem ‘People Need People’ tells us:

People need people,

To walk to

To talk to

To cry and rely on,

People will always need people.

To love and to miss

To hug and to kiss.

Human beings are social beings; we need to interact with others; to connect and to feel that we belong and are valued. Having relationships with others is important; we need positive relationships. Who are the positive people in your life? Who do you enjoy spending time with? Who, for example, makes you laugh; is fun and lively to be with? Is there someone with whom you have shared interests? Who in your life is supportive and encouraging?

The positive people in your life do not just ...

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