Thursday, August 01, 2013
"It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company"
Have you even had a friend (or loved one) that was toxic? By that I mean someone who constantly complained about something or always was negative - sarcastic -said things to you that that hurt but said "only joking"? I'm sure you have. I have - I had one for many years and at the time she was the only friend I had. Sad now that I look back first because I limited myself to her and second because now I realize how much time/energy/emotion I wasted on her. At the time I didn't realize just how toxic she was but now that I've been away from her for many years - whew - how spiritually and emotionally draining those years were. Looking back - it would have been better to be alone.
I now surround myself with positve - supportive friends and my whole outlook on life is totally different. I totally believe that if you're around a person long enough (good or bad) you begin to pick up their good or bad habits. I'm now picking up good habits with good people and I'm very aware now when a toxic person enters my world and they are quickly removed.