Can’t loose real friend

“You cannot lose real friends.

You just can’t.

They won’t go, no matter how hard you push them away when you are not yourself.

They will wait

and wait

and wait,

until they see a tiny glimmer of your light breaking through

and back they will come, with open arms.

Your real friends are still there.

And if they feel lost to you right now,

perhaps it’s because they are lost to themselves.

Just wait

and wait

and wait,

then knock on that door,

reach in, just in case they can’t reach out.

And do it again until they answer.

If you are feeling sad about the people you have ‘lost’ along the way my friend,

don’t.

They were never yours to keep.

Real friends don’t need to be earned, or appeased, or coaxed.

They are in it for the long haul and for all the right reasons.

And each of those friends is worth a dozen fair-weather,

so count your lucky stars if you have even one.

Keep your circle small but let its light be mighty.

You can’t lose real friends,

they just won’t go.”

~By Donna Ashworth

From ‘the right words’ ~🧡

Artist : Shelly Penko

Bow Out , Gracefully

My Mom once told me that she walked into a room where a couple of friends were discussing her, they didn’t know she was there. She shook her head, smiled and walked away. 🕊
My Mom also told me that she had a friend who talked bad about her, she never knew that Mom found out, Mom never mentioned it. She smiled and walked away from this friendship. 🕊
She told me she had family who chose to shift her out of their life because she stood up for herself for a change. And because she stopped crossing oceans for them when they would not even help her cross a bridge. She smiled, shook her head and walked away. 🕊
So I asked her how she could just walk away from people that betrayed her while pretending to be her friends or family? 🕊
She answered that every time she came to a crossroad like that, she had to decide who will be going forward on her journey with her. This showed her who she cannot take along with her. 🕊
So she explained to me that you should never get mad at a person who betrays you, even in the name of friendship or family. Just gracefully bow out and enjoy your journey with all the new people God puts in their place. 🕊