My #OPCWonderfulWords is for me today.
I was always that one person who held on highly to people in my life. I felt like the time shared was precious and should be treasured forever. I hated it when a friendship slowly withered away or a
lover, partner drifted completely out of my life saying it was time to move on.
It was guilt I felt, like I had done something wrong. I never blamed the other person, always blamed myself.
- “I should have called them more ofter.”
- “If only I made more of an effort to see them.”
- “I am so bad at remembering to phone people. I’m a bad friend.”
- “Did I do something wrong to hurt them?”
As I have grown and matured, I now understand people enter your life for a reason and sometimes they exit for the same reason. There is no fault, no blame, no need to feel guilty. It was just time to move on.
Letting go can be liberating and healthy for the soul. In order for me to be the best mother I can be, I need to surround myself with those who are healthy for me.
Some friendships are meant to last forever, while others are short and sweet. As long as I am comfortable in my skin, then when it is time to move on, I accept it.
There are a few people in my life I wish never to leave and funny enough, these are the people I have to make the least amount of effort with. We just get each other.
What is the best decision you have made this year?
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