This goes for so many things, but as I get older I realize that it’s a really good rule of thumb.
1. Amount of friends. I’ve spent years becoming friends with so many people. Letting groups of individuals into my life, sharing a lot of info and becoming deeply attached. I know now, that I can know a lot of people, care about a lot of people and even be friendly with a lot of people. When it comes to true, trusting, deep friendships I need about half a dozen.
2. Gifts! Somewhere along the line we thought we had to buy all the things for all the people at all the times. Well, that’s not what we do in our house. We do events, quality time together as a family, outings that we’ll all remember.
3. Beer, man do we enjoy having beer. My husband and I really like trying new beers. Over the weekend I bought a giant pack of a brand I used to drink in college. When it was certainly quantity over quality. Not now, Id rather have 1 really good beer than 3 cheap ones that leave me with a sugar headache the next day.
4. Words, if you’re lucky you have the art of talking with other’s down. If you’re anything like me, you’re still working on it. When we can stop and think about what we really say we’re making everyone’s life better. Sometimes we speak so many words, that we’re not really saying much at all. Being factual, succinct and kind with your words can make a world of difference. Think before you talk and talk directly instead of around in circles.
I know there are many more. What is something where you think the quality over quantity rule applies?