It's a new year and, like all new beginnings, it comes with an opportunity. Each year, and each day for that matter, gives us an opportunity to renew old friendships, repair past hurts, and rekindle the love we once felt for our spouse. Is there a friend you haven't spoken to in a long time? Was it just because you hadn't taken the time or is it due to a falling out? The longer we are out of touch with someone, the more difficult it seems to take that first step toward renewal or repair of a distant or damaged relationship. Many people I talk to say they'd be willing to repair a relationship if only the other person would make first contact. The problem is that is usually what the other person is thinking. You are waiting for him and he is waiting for you. Why not take the first step? I'll bet you'd be surprised at how much less difficult it is than you thought it would be. Sometimes all it takes is hello to rekindle old friendships or even to smooth over a small misunderstanding. I challenge you this year to try. Your relationships are well worth the effort! If you are looking to repair a relationship that has been damaged by a deep conflict, Art of Eloquence can help. Check out Say What You Mean: Avoiding, Reducing and Resolving Conflicts. Browse our free lesson at the bottom of the page. If you purchase this study, you'll learn how to bridge the gap and repair old hurts no matter how long they have festered. Or sign up for this month's webinar: Resolving Conflicts, and get this study as a bonus gift! Consider what you once had with that person and ask yourself if it's worth a few dollars and a little of your time to have that again. Newsletter!