We are not the others cancellation. We are collaborators doing life together. If your own friends can’t celebrate you than who can? And, if you can’t celebrate your friends then you need to reevaluate how you are “friending.” Being a friend’s cheerleader in life should be a desire that comes wholeheartedly and without any fear of being or receiving less because of it. You purpose set aside by God will never lessen or dissolve by another’s gain or step ahead.
"Stop texting first and see how many dead plants you've been watering" Is this you? Are you the first friend to check in, the first to text or call and you feel exhausted as if the friendship is a one way street? That was me, until I realized what God was actually doing.
I see you on YouTube figuring out how to fix your cars, your appliances, and reading empowerment quotes to boost yourself. You are TOUGH. You show the world you got this. But, in your free “few” minutes when you take a shower, you cry, you crumble, and you are not feeling so tough.
You don't have to be nice to not be a pushover. You can set boundaries and have expectations of how others treat you - that is healthy. And, if they treat you like crap, you can absolutely call them on it, ask for it to change and if it doesn't, bye! Bye bye, see ya later, ain't no body got time for that. Zero tolerance, zero time.
I’m not perfect – but luckily neither is anyone else, right?! Truth is, sometimes I think I am right – or smarter – or better and I suppose at times that’s possible – but sometimes it’s not.
You know the girl, who hangs back – who doesn’t interact and is more of an observer? The one that may possibly get a little bit more involved or loud with a couple of lemon drops? That’s me! Jokingly, I’ll tell people I am not a people person – I am incapable of bullshit and can not be held responsible for whatever flies out of my mouth at any random moment – about any random topic! So, I stay back – observe and wait .
It used to be that I never liked someone the first time I met them, ever. You know the term – First impressions are everything?, well I…
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