Monday, February 22, 2016

People Change

Human Beings are funny.

Think back to who you were best buddies with in the 8th grade. Do you still talk to those friends, do you even have their phone number or current address?

I don't care how many years it has been, the people who are in your daily life now may not be around you or even in contact with you in 6 months or a year from now.  It takes a lot of work to keep some relationships going.

But I have to say that there is also a time where you get into a disagreement and all of a sudden, you wonder why you deal with that person or this person. It is refreshing to not be around a person who constantly drags you down (mentally, verbally and emotionally).

There are many reasons for all different types of relationships. Some people categorize their friendships by how they know the person (work, kids, church, scouts, sports, school, etc) and some people are friendly with everyone. All of us naturally gravitate toward certain people and that is completely okay. 

After my last separation/divorce, I thought I had pruned that friendship tree back so much that it would never grow. But I have to say that even now, there are people that I felt close to 3 years ago, that I haven't texted or called in weeks and even months.  I am not angry with these folks, we just traveled different paths.

Keep everything and everyone in perspective. Some people are going through constant change and issues themselves and just don't have the capability of being there for you anymore. That is when you ask God to step in and show you what to do. And he will take them out of your life or possibly bring them back around to you in the future.

I do know this for sure, God will bring you exactly who you need at exactly the right time in your life. Be open and flexible with changes and do your best to be kind because we know first hand, everyone is fighting a battle they may never share with you.

If you are in a domestic situation at home, please call the Domestic Violence Hotline for assistance. There is a friendly person on the line to answer your call now. 1-800-799-7233.