The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Eliminating the Toxins From Your Life
Quote of the Day:
You have the right to quit Toxic People. (They’re contagious.) ~Dr. SunWolf
The Single Woman Says:
Into everyone’s life, occasionally a little crazy must fall. It’s kind of an inevitability… like hitting every green light on the way to work when you’re trying to put on your makeup. You enter into what you are fully expecting to be a long-term, successful friendship, but through your naivety or trust or purity of heart, you somehow miss the person’s warning label emblazoned on their chest that screams: “BEWARE! Toxic person!!!”
It happens to the best of us. It’s definitely happened to me…even recently, as a matter of fact. I allowed someone in my life who turned out to personify “toxic” in more ways than one. There were definite red flags along the way, but as someone who always believes the best in people, I ignored them. Until it reached the point that I couldn’t. A person can only slap you so many times before you have to stop turning the other cheek. And though this person’s actions say a great deal more about their weakness than mine, the entire experience taught me something very valuable, which I will now share with you.
Not everyone belongs in your life.
When you have a light that shines bright, you’re going to attract a lot of, well…moths. But these moths will do nothing but dull your shine, get in the way of where you’re going, and ultimately, create a big old mess. It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it. Look around you at the people you spend the most time with and realize that your life can’t rise any higher than your friendships. If you surround yourself with toxic people who drag you down, depress you, use you, and betray you…the friendship, and your life, has nowhere to go but down. Remember: It’s a lot harder to get someone OUT of your life than it is to let them IN, so please…be selective. It’s your life. It’s your destiny. It’s your party. And not just anyone deserves an invitation.