I think I’m still learning the lesson of: Love them anyway. But I want this weakness to become a strength of mine, and I am going to work on it. It seems like there are always people in everyone’s life who suck the happiness out of them. I have a friend like this. In all honesty, I don’t think she means to do that. On the other hand, she is so extremely negative. If anything goes wrong, even if it is not a huge deal, her whole life is crashing down on her. It is so hard to be loving and 110% happy when all this person does is complain about her life every time I see her.
This post is NOT to bash on my friend..especially because she is my friend. But some people are just really difficult to be friends with. I don’t want to be the kind of friend that is always calling to ask someone if they want to hang out. I don’t want to be the friend that is butt-kissing constantly just to make this person happy. But you know what? I need to be that friend. Because that is probably the friend that some people just need.
I read a post written by the lovely Suzzie Vehrs. She was in a similar situation with a friendship she was reevaluating. And my answer to her, and even myself, is to love them anyway. That might be one of my biggest regrets from high school. I had a best friend who I suddenly didn't want to be friends with anymore because she got into drugs and other things I didn't agree with. Instead, I should have loved her through it. And been her friend simply because that is the Christ-like thing to do. I am going to love everyone through it. I am going to be that friend that will stick by someone's side no matter what. If I disagree with how someone is living and I am scared they will have a negative impact on me, I will continue to be an example and love them anyway.