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sacrifice

have you ever had to sacrifice friends because of 
either their attitude, behavior, or actions?

i find the sacrifice extremely tough but so rewarding.

i was a bit ashamed a few days ago to think..
"i thought people only dumped friends in high school? 
now..i'm doing this in college?"

it will happen your whole life.

i had a few select friends who
criticized me for every little thing i did.
they gossiped about each other, about myself, 
but oh..everything is normal if that person is there.

they made me feel as if i would never be good enough for them.

i decided right then and there.
i am done.
why take that criticism?
a true friend will support you, lift you up & be there for you.
it's just a little pathetic that after high school..some people never change.













i have some wonderful friends and i am seriously blessed.
i cannot imagine what life would be without them..

some others just don't deserve to be there if all they do is belittle you.

sacrifice is indeed the key to success.

12 comments

  1. This is a really tough subject. Not because it's not the right thing to do but because it takes so much courage to do it. It is also a gentle reminder to me to always be aware of how I speak to and about people.

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    1. I went to comment and thought... i must know this wise tara person!! :)

      Amanda - I'm totally with you, it's hard but the few people i've stopped being friends with has made my life much better.

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  2. Thank you. I needed this today as I struggle with not having enough time to eat/sleep/breathe in my own life and some friends are getting upset that I'm not spending hours upon hours every week with them. Very timely...

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  3. Love you so much! I've had to do this, and today I'm actually drafting a post about a specific friend I'm in the process of doing this with. Might steal some of those quotes too - love you girl!

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  4. I hate when you leave high school all excited because you are finally grown up and drama free yet so many stay the same and seem to keep you from moving on. Sadly it takes me a long time to catch really good friends and after high school I had to drop a lot of them. Luckily the few that are left and the few new ones I've made are AMAZING and totally uplift me. What matters is that I'm happy with myself and my life and don't need people that aren't going to add to that happiness. Yay for growing up and seeing what's important (even if others can't).

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  5. That's always such a hard decision to make, but you are so right, it ends up being worth it to not feel so belittled all the time. You certainly deserve to be surrounded by people that will make you feel good! :)

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  6. Such a hard decision to make...I agree with you. Just remember that you are your own best friend and you have to nurture yourself. If those other "friends" are not creating a positive environment, then they are not needed in your life.

    Make it a positive one!
    Andie
    Andie's Traveling Pants

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  7. Oy! Such a good lesson! I try so hard to not be critical of small things lately.. I used to have a really bad habit of that...But I'm better with God's help of course! Great quotes your shared btw!

    ♥Janette ♥
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com/

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  8. Funny, I was thinking the same thing today. There are some people that only bring me down. This is something that has to be done all through life, I am almost 30 and it is never easy. Thank you for posting this.

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  9. This is always a sad and awkward situation to be in. Trust it happens at every age. College however is a big pivotal point in life where people are trying to "find" themselves and unfortunately sometime act the worse of themselves. And you're right, a true friend will support and lift you but throw in "constructive" criticism for good measure. Best of luck.

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  10. Can we be friends!!?!?! You have no idea how much I needed this tonight. This is seriously the hardest thing for me to deal with. Seriously, the. hardest. I have gone through SEVERAL cycles with friends of "oh, I love you" "oh, I need to put space between us." to "oh, I love you" Sometimes life would be easier if I stuck with the I need space cycle.

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  11. I don't know, but you repeatedly have made posts that apply specifically to my current situations. You are phenomenal and I seriously look up to you so much. <3 Imma text you tomorrow so we can work out some deets to play! :D

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