I wrote a post a couple days ago, “The Time to Say Goodbye,” knowing I had a follow-up to publish. Now it’s that time…
I have collected little bits of “wisdom” for many years now. One that has resonated deep with me is:
Quotes of Note
“To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.”
I have found this to have so many applications in my life these days. To wish I had ‘this or that,’ I lose the appreciation for the many blessings I do have. To lament about “lost friends,” detracts from the gratitude I have for those of you who have “stuck by me” for all these years – through the tough times as well as the good.
One of my “goals” this year, in 2012, is to clean up my “toxic” relationships. This doesn’t necessarily mean “walking away” from those I might have “issues with.” No, not at all. It means letting go of those relationships, those ‘friendships, that really aren’t relationships, or friendships anymore. The ones where you feel as if you are perpetually ‘clapping with one hand!’ No need to get pissed off about the any of them; just acknowledge them for what they were; feel the gratitude for what they gave me, and let them go… Who knows (?), with no expectations…
So, when I let go of the ‘toxic’ relationships in my life, I create more space to nurture and appreciate the relationships I do have… and herein I find gratitude.