One of the hardest things in life to come to terms with is that not everyone is meant to be in our lives.
I, self admittedly, am a very emotional person. And this fact is one of the hardest things for me to ever realize. I care too much. I want too much. And I want everyone to be happy...with me. With our friendship. Whatever the case may be.
This, however, isn't always the case. In fact, it is rarely the case the majority of the time.
We meet people that are necessary in our lives, for some reason or another. Some people are for life, some people are for seasons, and some people are there simply for the hard lessons we have to learn.
And you know some of those lessons? Well...you continue to go through them until you actually LEARN something from them.
I know this because I have continued to go through some of the same lessons again and again, because I am stubborn and hard-headed and it took me ENTIRELY TOO LONG to learn what I needed to.
I say those things...that I am stubborn and hard-headed...as if it is a terrible thing. And it isn't. It simply means that I fight for what I want...but sometimes it's long after I should have let it (whatever "it" is) go.
For you see, I want to make things right. To make things better.
But here's where this hard truth comes into play.
I can't make all things better. And I can't make all things right.
Not every person will stay in my life. And here's the real truth...not every person SHOULD stay in my life.
Nor should they stay in yours.
Not everyone will be your best friend. Not everyone will have your best interest in mind. Not everyone will be out to help you.
But you know the beautiful thing about this?
There is also the opposite of this!
Because there will be people who are your best friends. Who want nothing but the best for you. Who will help you simply because you're friends.
So embrace everyone that comes in your life. The good and the bad. Because all of these people are in your life for a reason. Just know that not all of them are meant to be in your life permanently.
Take the lessons. Yes, even the heartbreaks. Learn from them. Grow from them. Let them strengthen you into exactly who you are meant to be.
But don't ever let go of the need for people in your life...the good and the bad. Keep an open mind and an open heart. People will surprise you.
I hope you have an amazing week. And know that it's okay if people don't end up staying in your life. You'll learn something either way.
With love and wellness,