Stop spending time with the wrong people. Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever, insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you [are] at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you [are] at your worst. [They] are your true friends. Stop being jealous of others. Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: “What’s something I have that everyone wants?” [Note from me: Steer yourself away from this. Do not even dwell on what you have vs what they don’t. Dwelling on this will only feed their green eyed monster and your pride.] Stop letting others bring you down to their level. Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs. It is not difficult to be a better person.
Wow. Well, at least that was my expression when I first read these words. They still resonate in my head. In fact, I was compelled by these very words so much that I felt the need to write about them. They are universal truths that hold true, especially in the most dire and dismal social situations. We are constantly wrapped up in the motions of life that we sometimes need a little reminding of these rather simple and obvious lessons. It is natural for us, as human beings, to get caught up in this infectious green monster and the other six deadly sins. But, it is those who overcome these major obstacles that truly learn how to live in and at peace. It’s not easy though, is it. I hate to remind everyone of the obvious but… there is no escape! There will always be that coexistence of the good, the bad, and the ugly in all walks of life. However, it is your attitude and apptitude that will steer you either towards being mentally consumed by the bad and the ugly, or towards being mentally free of them. I know which path I want to steer myself towards, but the question is which path will you pick?