It would seem to me the older I get in age, there are aspects of my life that seem to be getting much more clear to me.
One of those things would be the people I surround myself with. I understand it can be a bit challenging when we’re younger and we’re trying to make our way through the world. We don’t always have a choice who our roommate will be or who is in our class or maybe even who our friend’s friend is and has unexpectantly showed up.
But we do have this choice: Do we want to be associated with a person that is toxic, disrespectfully, less than, negative, spiteful, jealous, insecure, non-supportive, self-serving and undermining us?
It’s up to you. I’ve found very little patience with these kinds of people in my life. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and I realize my time is limited and I only want to spend it with people that come from a place of Love and inspire me to be the best version of myself I can be. Maybe it’s because life is hard enough without carrying other people’s baggage down this road as well. I have enough of my own I’m working on leaving behind. Or maybe it’s because I feel like I deserve better. Don’t we all?
Yes, we’re all injured human beings doing our best to make it through this thing called life. But, that’s no excuse to treat anyone as ‘less than.’ Friend or not.
And that’s why I have no problem moving on without this person in my life and I don’t give it a second thought.
That’s not selfish. It’s called taking care of the Self.