Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
I have always struggled with relationships. If you don’t know about that part of my life, just read my old posts and you’ll understand why I say that. 😉
Though, I have never really struggled with friendship.
Friendship has something that has always been easy for me.
Until a few years ago.
I easily make friends with others, and typically I keep these friends for a long time even if we do not see each other often. It has been great and I feel blessed that I have been given the gift of typically easy friendships.
I have had some of my very best friends treat me like absolute crap. The kind of nastiness that makes you rethink your whole life and wonder what you could ever have done to have someone say something so cruel to you. To have someone treat you like you are dirt. Someone who you announce to others as one of your best friends.
I have spent a lot of time beating myself up over the few friends I have had that I have had to walk away from, and those who chose to walk away from me. & in 2017, I am choosing to no longer allow myself to dwell on this negativity.
Sometimes, people just grow apart. And that is okay.
Sometimes, people just are unhealthy for each other and you have to walk away to save both of you. And that’s okay.
Sometimes, you just have to love people from afar. And that’s okay.
No one deserves to feel beat down by people who call them a friend. Kindly walk away, love them from afar, and get some friends you enjoy being with!
Life is lived best beyond our comfort zone.