It’s absolutely 100% okay for us to drop friendships that are toxic and unpleasant. If someone leaves you drained and angry – that’s a cue that it’s time to move on.
I once taught that it was discourteous, unchristian and rude not to stay friends with everyone for life. But, I soon came to the realization that the friendship elevator cannot accommodate every one we meet in our lifetime. In order for an elevator to operate in a safe way there must be weight restrictions.
So to enjoy a happy and healthy life our friendship elevator must make frequent stops to allow some folks to get off and some to get on. Some people bring emotional baggages that can weigh you down and leave you carrying your weight and theirs.
There comes a time when you need to press the button to let some folks off. It’s never too late to evaluate your friendships.
Friendship is an important part of life so choose carefully. Your inner circle of friends must be handled with wisdom. It’s not a popularity contest to see who have the most friends.
Friendships must be genuine and uplifting to all. Friendships must have functioning elevators – some go up to ALL levels and some are dropped off on each floor. Only you can decide who’s going all the way to the top floor with you.
Appreciate good friends because they are very hard to find. If you walk with the wise, you will become wise…but if you walk with fools, you will suffer loss.
It’s wisdom to choose friends who have similar values and common goals. Two people can’t walk together unless they can agree. If your friendship reaches the level of disrespect…it’s time to consider your options.
A true friend will never compete with you, and is not afraid to share the stage with you. Watch out for those who are competing for the same position.
True friends are loyal and will help you build your empire knowing fully well…a win is everybody’s win.They are respectful of your values and will even hold you accountable.
May we all have friends who are protective, kind, loyal honest and supportive.