Have you heard the “rule of 5”? The rule says you will become like the 5 people you hang around with the most. These 5 people will shape who you are. It borrows from the law of averages, the theory that “the result of any give situation will be the average of all outcomes. The people that you choose to spend the most time with have a tremendous impact on all areas of your life ~ your attitude, your health, quality of your relationships, your finances, your thinking, your decisions. Spending time with positive, encouraging, creative, ambitious friends will most likely bring out the positive, encouraging, creative, ambitious side of you. And, you have the same effect on others!! You have a tremendous amount of influence and impact ~ so consider that when you make choices about your health, attitude, and the way you spend your time. It is worth being intentional not only in who we choose as our friends, but our lifestyle choices as well. By asking ourselves: Is this the example and influence I want to be on those I care about?