Realizing some of the people in my “circle” aren’t really cheering me on has been one of the hardest reality checks I’ve faced.
Having a parent not show interest in my life has been heart breaking. I have three children, yet my parent never asks about them.I’ve published two books my parent has never read. I can’t understand why.
People Iconsidered my very best friends have suddenly stopped communicating. No matter what I try, there is distance between usthat I cannot figure out how to repair.
For the longest time, Iwould beat myselfup trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I was convinced it was my fault. I must have screwed something up to make things feel so bad.
As I’ve gotten older, however, I’ve begun to realize that sometimes people just change. For whatever reason, they simply aren’t the same. So the relationship changes.
It’s a hard lesson to accept, but I’ve learnedit’simportant to continually search for those people who truly want to be part of my circle and let go of those who no longer want to be. Every time someone has left mycircle, someone new has come a long to make my circle even stronger.
Holding onto someone who doesn’twant to be held hurts us more than anything else.Learning to let go brings us freedom and allows us to find those who truly care.
Check your circle. Fill it with those who cheer the loudest. And be sure to cheer loud for them in return!