Nothing But Love

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn as an adult (and actually, I’m still working on this) is to let people go when it’s time. As much as we may wish otherwise, people just aren’t meant to stay in our lives forever (ugh). It can be a hard pill to swallow, I know, but we have to accept that people will come and go, and that it’s a perfectly natural occurrence.

Life’s funny. It’s like a never-ending game of musical chairs, with people constantly entering and exiting. We may have a special connection with someone one day, only to find ourselves drifting apart the next. And then, some will come and stay, while others barely a blip our radar. Some will even circle back again and again.

But here’s an important thing to remember, just because someone has left our life doesn’t mean that they weren’t valuable or didn’t play an important role. Every person we meet, whether they stay for a day or a decade, has the potential to teach us something. They can teach us about ourselves, about the world, and about the relationships we have with others. I personally have nothing but love for each and every one of them.

Even though it can be a real struggle to say goodbye to certain people, sometimes it’s necessary for our own growth and well-being, or for theirs. But believe me when I say that it’s okay to let go of people who no longer serve us or who bring negativity into our lives (read that again – It. Is. Okay.). It’s okay to prioritize our own happiness, even if it means saying goodbye to someone we care about.

But the beauty of life is that on flip side, new people are always showing up, bringing new energy and new perspectives with them. We may meet someone who becomes a lifelong friend, or someone who teaches us a very valuable lesson in a brief and unexpected encounter. We never know who we’re going to meet next, and if you ask me, that’s what makes life so exciting. You just never know.

Of course, not every person we meet will become a lifelong friend or be a significant influence in our lives. But even the briefest encounters can have a lasting impact. Sometimes, a stranger’s kind words or actions can completely turn our day around, or offer us the encouragement we need to keep going when things are rough.

So, as we navigate through this life, let’s remember that’s okay for people to move on in order to make room for new people and new experiences. Let’s embrace the excitement and uncertainty of not knowing who we’ll meet next, and recognize that every person we encounter has the potential to make a lasting impact on our lives (and vice versa) and that my friend, is something worth being open to.

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  1. Christine Zeiler says:

    It’s a hard lesson to learn and I’m still learning it. I friend people I like, sometimes they don’t want to friend me…I think maybe it’s because I have more time to talk or write and I assume their lack of response is goodbye. I let go and a part of me feels sad. I always remember them and wonder why.

    1. Yep, me too Christine. I think it’s important for us to remember that it’s not always about us. In fact, most times it isn’t. People have different priorities and may not be able to invest as much time and energy into a friendship as we can. Instead of assuming their lack of response is a goodbye, maybe look at it as a temporary pause. You never know, you may reconnect with these people in the future. 💕