Some time ago, I decided to rid certain people of my life.
I decided it was time to eliminate those who I felt did not appreciate me or my friendship.
At first I felt lonely.
Sometimes, I still do.
Those people I felt who poisoned my life were not all evil. Just were not interested in the friendship I had to offer.
It all felt very one sided.
I see those people from time to time, and I greet them with the same love and kindness as I did before.
Perhaps not entirely.
Maybe with a little bit hesitation.
Maybe with a little bit of resentment.
Sometimes I think that I take these things too seriously.
I see others perfectly content at parties, social gatherings, “kickbacks”. Drinking. Smoking. Laughing. So what if their friendships are superficial? They don’t seem to mind.
Why do I care so much?
I take my friendships seriously. I’ve learned that my love and trust should not be just given out at random, but to those who have earned it.
Time is precious. So I choose to not waste mine on those who don’t care about me.
And that is what I’ve realized; some people just don’t care about you.
I’ll see them at the next party, social gathering, “kickback”. Greet them with kindness. Drink with them. Laugh.
Leave with a little less resentment.