This year has been all about evaluating relationships for me. Family, friends and professional non-sense are out the window. I’m simply ridding my life of negativity. I’ve sadly had to let go of relationships I saw value in, but were not valued by others. Call it naïve, but I truly strive to have meaningful relationships. Unfortunately that is not for everyone and although my heart wants to jump in feet first, I have to guard it for the sake of happiness and clarity in my life.
Not everyone you interact with in life is meant to stay forever. Lessons are to be learned and from that we are supposed to edit who stays and who goes. Sometimes this happens suddenly. Most times it’s a long time coming, we just dread walking away from it. There are moments where you find soul mates in people you never imagined you would. Soul mates don’t necessarily mean the person you spend the rest of your life with. You find it in someone who truly appreciates and loves you for your heart, disregarding anything on the surface for the person you are inside. Rare, pure, love.
I am blessed to say that I have several of these people in my life. I have also victimized myself, chasing toxic relationships with those that deem people as expendable chess pieces, or flat out fair weather people. So, like I said, editing has been the name of the game for 2014. The past few weeks I have had mini drama-sodes that have directly-indirectly affected my family and me. Meaning, due to someone else’s indirect, careless and poor decisions; my loved ones and myself were directly affected.
Now, this is no pity party. It’s a learning experience. One that has taught me a LONG overdue lesson. Learning to turn my back on the nonsense and focus on my own priorities. You can’t help everyone, even those that make you believe they need it from you. You can’t change people. I have suddenly become SO at peace with that. Thank the Lord. So much peace in letting go of excess baggage, in all aspects.
Release the negative. I promise you it’s so much more fulfilling. And in that moment you find your frustrated and don’t understand what the hell is happening, repeat….
“Not my monkey. Not my circus”. If nothing else you get a good giggle.
Blessings of happiness-
The Naturalist Mama
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