For this week's Motivational Monday, I decided to talk about something that everyone has in their life, which is friendship.
Over the years I have made some amazing friends who love me and support me no matter what. I have also had some friends who didn't treat me the way I deserved to be treated. As tough as I was, I had to make the decision to let those people go and move on with my life.
I'm sure this is something that everyone can relate to. It seems like the older we get the more people we count as people we used to be friends with. It's really the special ones who stick around.
And so I looked through my Pinterest board for friendship related quotes and found these three sayings that really stood out to me. I hope they inspire you in some way as well.
This quote from Will Smith really makes sense to me. I like that he points out that you need to be yourself and do your own thing. It seems like those are the moments when you meet the most amazing people. They don't show up when you're looking for them, instead they seem to arrive in your life just when you least expected them.
I agree that a true friend is someone you don't have to chase. The friendship with them will happen naturally at its own pace without having to rush it along. You will connect at the right time for both of you so that you can begin a great friendship that hopefully lasts for a very long time.
When it comes to finding friends sometimes it's hard to decide who deserves your friendship and who isn't worth your time and energy. I agree with the quote above that you deserve to be selective with the people you invite into your life.
Everyone's time is precious and the last thing you want to do is waste time on someone who isn't going to give you the friendship you want and need. A friendship is meant to be a two-way street, with both people dedicating their efforts at making the most out of the friendship.
Once you've found your friends and decided you want them in your life, another testament to a strong friendship is when your friend sticks with you through the good times as well as the bad times. They are truly there for you no matter what you need and are happy to help in any way they can, simply because they love you.
Unfortunately we sometimes realize who these people are in the worst moments of our lives. It's when we hit rock bottom that we really see who is left standing with us, helping us get through it. Not that all friendships have to be tested in the bad times of our lives, but you can really learn who cares about you the most when you're in one of those bad times and see who is there to help you.
Again, I hope one or all of these quotes inspire you. If you have any other quotes, friendship related or otherwise, please share them in the comments below.
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.