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I must admit, when it came to the “choosing friends department” I haven’t always made the best decisions. I went through a phase in my life where it felt like every person I had ever called my “friend,” or who I felt exceptionally close to, deeply hurt me. I was at a point where I stop thinking I needed people around me. What’s the point of letting people into my life if they’re only going to betray me in the end? I started to solely depend on myself for emotional comfort and rely on my own wisdom to help me make decisions. And if I’m being completely honest, it began to drive me a little crazy.
Whether we like to admit it or not, human beings were designed to have human interaction. In life you need people who you can depend on and who you can trust. Real friendship is very important. Life is exhausting enough, and you don’t need to add to its’ stress by only relying on yourself. We have to learn the importance of letting go, and how to stop allowing a few bad experiences with people affecting the future friendships we could possibly have. Trust me I know, that’s easier said than done, but if I can do it you can too. There are still some genuine souls that exist who want to see you win.
Real friendship isn’t about how long you’ve known a person, it’s about who is really there for you through it all. You won’t have to buy real friendship, or be someone you’re not for it. Real friends embrace everything about you, whether they understand it or not. And most importantly real friends won’t put you down or make you feel bad about yourself.
As I contemplate on where I am now in my life, I can’t help but to be thankful for the beautiful souls I have around me. I have such a wonderful group of people that I surround myself with. They support me, are happy for my accomplishments, and truly love me unconditionally. I never knew it was possible to have such a bond with people who weren’t my family.
To my real friends (and you know who you are), this post is for you. I appreciate you guys so much! Thanks for listening to me rant about annoying guys, supporting my sometimes crazy ideas, and just being there for me in general. I appreciate the laughs, debates (lol), and cries that we share. Only God could bring all of our eccentric and eclectic souls together. I’m forever grateful for you all. *red heart emoji*