Out with the old…in with the new!

“Sometimes your circle decreases in size but increases in value.”

The last few years have brought new people into my life…some of them are still in it and some are not. Someone once told me that “when someone no long enriches your life and you no longer enrich theirs, it is time to seal the memories in the very back of your mind and make no more with them”. It did not make sense when they first told me but over the years, I am beginning to understand. I also realize that people come into your life for a reason and leave for a reason. Sometimes we spend so much energy trying to keep someone around because we have spent time investing in them; however, letting go is okay because “sometimes you just outgrow people.”

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I have spent quite a bit of time reading about ways to improve life (not because I didn’t think mine was great) and the thing that really resonated with me was clearing the negative to make room for the positive. I truly believe that is what has happened the last few years with friendships running their course.

I have met some amazing people and had to find time to spend with them which was difficult when I was spending time with other people who didn’t enrich my life. Since I have started spending time with new people, I have found that my life is filled with a joy and happiness I had lost for a while. I am around people now who do not judge me or make me feel like I can’t be the goofy person that I am. I have laughed more, I have genuinely smiled more, I have loved more, and I have wanted to be around people more than ever (which is HUGE for an introvert). Now that I am truly happy again, I find that people are wanting to spend time with me and that I am surrounded by only people who enrich my life. The biggest thing, I have time to give to others in need and do it quite often. It is nice to be surrounded by people who do the same.

It is never easy ending a friendship but gaining multiple amazing people in your life makes it okay. As I think about the people I have fed, clothed, and simply gave something to so they could give a family member a Christmas gift, I am reminded that I am an amazing person with an amazing life – with or without the same people in it.

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I hope that your life is full of enriching people and you find the happiness that makes you smile, laugh, and love more than ever before!

Until next time…xoxo…Julie

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