I love my family. I mean my nuclear family. I had almost four solid years in my teens with my parents just to myself and my big brother is one of my very best friends. I realize that sounds totally crazy but I am completely serious. After college I met some friends that are the other part of my family. They are my sisters and brothers and I love them all very much. It wasn’t always that way though. I’ve spent plenty of time with people that I really didn’t love. People that took my energy and made me feel unsafe, insecure, or just downright hurt. In those situations sometimes can take a while to understand that it’s the people around you making you feel that way. It sounds harsh, and believe me I am the type of person who firmly believes in loving other people, but sometimes you just don’t click. Even if it isn’t a terrible relationship that brings you negativity, it’s important to find people that really legitimately make you happy.
If someone comes in to my life and they don’t make me feel happier, worthwhile, or wanted, then they maybe don’t need to be in my life. I want to make people feel happier and worthwhile and wanted when they are in my company so that is what I expect of others in return.
We make our lives. Most of what happens we control and a great deal of what makes our lives good is the people we allow in them. So be good to others, expect good from others, and don’t put up with less.
Find the people you love and love them and let them love you. It’s important.
Who do you love? Have you ever had to let someone leave your life because they were hurting your happiness? Are you good to the ones you love?