Suck the Life out of you!
Not sure really how to start this topic other than just come right and say it.
Some people will just SUCK THE LIFE right out of you.
I know you know what I am talking about. I never really understood why I should keep those people out of my life until now.
When you are young, you typically have a lot of spare time and you don’t cherish your time wisely. You allow people to be around you that will suck the life right out of you, you know those friends that take way too much of your time and resources than they give back to you, and you think that having lots of friends is better than having a few great friends. I would always say “They just need more from me and I need to be a better friend for them”. In the last few years I have finally learned that it is far better for me NOT to have those friends that suck the life right out of me. Between all the changes in my work, family and trying to have any kind of personal fun in my life, there is no time in my life for all of that drama!
Yes, I said drama!!!
I finally get what my Dad has always been trying to tell me. When occurrences like this would happen, he would always tell me:
-You only have so many hours in day.
-Don’t give your heart to anyone because you can only let it get broke or hurt so many times.
-Have people around you who get who you are and lift you up.
He would tell me all the time when I was younger these things, thinking I could do anything and I had 28 hours in a day. (Well, I might still sometimes think there is 26 hours in a day!) You need to choose what you really want to do and how you want to spend your time and who you want to spend it with.
I get that now…..
There are only so many hours in your day and several of those I want to spend with my husband and my girls. I want to spend it in my barn that I love and I want to spend it around people that lift me up and make feel great. I want to be around people that cherish my time and my friendship.
I want to be around people that give something back to this world and not just take instead!
There are two kinds of people in the world givers and takers!
You know that feeling you get inside when something is not right. I finally understand that when I get that feeling and I take a step back from them. No, I am not talking about having a bad first impression or when someone is having a bad day. The people you choose to love and let into your life need to bring you love, joy and peace with them.
As we walk though this journey of life meeting all kinds of people we need to make sure the people you are around cherish who you are, bring a true feeling of friendship and sisterhood, and have your best interest at heart as will as their own. So that way you bring life back into each others life instead of letting people suck it out of you.
Love and Hugs, Lorinda