I was sitting with a couple of friends' this week and we got into a fairly deep discussion about boundaries. One of these friend's had recently set a boundary to someone close to her and it was not received well. It then led us to discuss our boundaries: why we set them, how others react to them, and what those boundaries mean to us. Protection. Protection of ourselves, our energy, our time, and even our sanity is why we all need boundaries. Boundaries are hard, and often if they aren't set in the onset of a situation or a relationship they can become extremely difficult to implement. And when they are set they are usually not received well by the person or situation that we are trying it keep within a certain place. I think it's something to contemplate, something we need to stop and access once in a while. And if you find yourself in a position where your boundaries are not being received well, just remember what you are protecting. You are protecting yourself and that is your greatest asset.