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February 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm #50240flynnParticipant
people will come and go from your life, some will leave a amazing impression and others may hurt you, these are all lessons in our own personal lives that teach us much about ourselves. Letting go of people in your life can be difficult, may cause guilt and may even feel selfish at times, I know because this recently happened to me. I was great friends with someone for 15 years, but she changed over the last couple of years from a person who was full of life, fun, carefree, to a woman who was emotional, sad, jaded and cynical.
In any case, we fell out over what I thought was a minor thing,( forgot to call her back to meet us for a free concert) but to her it was the end of the world, I tried to fix things, apologize and go see her, she just wouldn’t let it go and kept hashing it out and turned mean. It was tough for me to do, but after many attempts to connect, she proved unchanged and got worse in her sarcasm, I let her go at new year and put an end to trying. I believe this will help her, she may reflect on this experience and one day realize forgiveness and perhaps your acquaintances will be helped too.
The decisions we make are not just ours, they always affect others. The way we live our lives will inspire those who know us, to either do similar things, be better people or to avoid what we have done, either way, its an inspiration. Your decision to spend less time with them will open up new experiences and possibilities and chance meetings with new people.
During this time, seek out likeminded people, read (that’s what I’ve been doing) Take up hot yoga (you will meet some terrific people) and go somewhere you’ve never gone before, perhaps a store you’ve walked by a 1000 times, a park or hiking trail, a café…just try some new experience and my favorite: go to the movies by yourself, be your own best friend and find your inner bestie, then you will connect with you again and be less stressed with or without others. Wishing you well