We talk about being inspirational in life. The first step in inspiring people is for you to let go of your own baggage. The baggage is the people who make your life toxic. The catch is: what if that person is a parent? I have a great friend. She is 45. She still struggles with the legging go part with her mom. My friend shares to much, in my opinion. Why? She knows her mom is judgemental.
If you know this, well why would you share information, you know she will judge you about? Maybe she’s a gluten for punishment? I don’t know. What I do know is that she has cried to me many times about it. I have shared my own struggles, with my mother, with my friend. My dear friend tells me often, she’s not strong as I am.
It’s not strength. It’s a force field. I have emotionally built it over the years. This force field has enabled me to finally see that my emotional well being rest on me letting go negative people in my life. Is this easy?
Nope! It’s freeing. Will you miss those negative people? Yes! Only the quirky things about them, will you miss. However, you will never cry over being treated a certain way. You may save money along the way. So how do we let them go? Good question! I am glad you asked!
- Know you are worth more.
- Remind yourself you need this to survive emotionally.
- Remind yourself, you are needed for better people and experiences.
- Pray that the person will find growth and better ways.
- Never feel bag for walking away from a toxic relationship.
Always remember, your first friend is God. Everyone else is dessert! Food = Good; Dessert = Friends & Family. You cannot have one without the other. However, in order to receive the second, you need the first.
⚜Also posted on Millionaire Digest