Every other day in our lives, we learn a new lesson. It is up to us if we want to take that lesson with us, make room to upgrade it or forget it.

As I move closer towards the milestone called “30”, I am amused by how my perspective towards everything has changed drastically. Even though money has always stayed the driving force behind everything I do, I realize that when it comes to family and relationships – nothing matters at all. But yes, life is screwed when you are torn between your relationships.

Anyhow, today I write this post as a gratitude post towards my friends, who have been there, through my thick and thin, irrespective of the distance or time. It took me a while to understand that when people you call family turn selfish and make things all about money, it’s only your friends who help you restore your faith in humanity. I am so glad to have a handful of them with me. Thanking them here wouldn’t be enough, but I promise to be with you guys whenever you need me.

Thank you for being my voice when I couldn’t speak for myself. Thank you for showing me my strengths during my weakest days. Thank you for letting me know that I am responsible for my happiness.

Thank you for helping me out when I start acting out of character – stuck in the situations where I couldn’t reflect my value system. Thank you for reminding me who I am.

Thank you for being protective when I really needed to be protected. Thank you for saving me from people and situations which are so bad that they could result in my downfall.

Thank for bringing in all the perspective when I needed them and being the devil’s advocate too when required. I am adamant at times, but I will always be grateful that I had you so that I know I will always choose the right thing to do.

Thank you for sticking around, no matter what. Thanks for showing up even when I built a wall around myself, running away from everything. Thank you for letting me know that no mess is so messy that it can never be cleaned.

And I will also use this post to wish you a very happy birthday Rashi. You have done all the things that I just mentioned and so many other things that I can never ever say but will always thank the universe for bringing you in my life. I love you!

 


 

And lastly, I thank the universe for not bringing me friends who are nothing but jerks. No, actually, jerks did walk into my life but thanks to all my friends who helped me keep them away. I can do with fewer people around me, but I can never do with even the slightest hint of toxicity in my life. I weed out people out of my life when they are extremely harmful to me because my wellness is way more important than anything else.

And here is a little guide for all if you to identify the friends who are toxic for you.

 


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39 Comments
  1. That’s a nice positive gratitude post. True that age does brings change in our way of looking at things and life.
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  2. I am so happy you have surrounded yourself with such positive people. Loved reading this post. Blessed are the people who can find true friends in the era of digital friendships.

    1. Yes, it is important to surround yourself with positive people and equally important to be positive for your friends when they need it! It’s always a give and take relationship! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. I’ll have to agree that as much as we all want money for better things, we cannot afford to ignore that family, friendships and other solid relationships in life cannot be traded for money. And yeah, true friends are so valuable- i am glad I have some true friends- I just love them!

    1. True! We should aim to earn a good living – we all are entitled too- but it should not happen at the cost of relationships! Thanks 🙂

  4. I’m so lucky to have supportive friends, who goes with me through thick and thin. And who always listen to my unending problems. Lmao.

  5. After reading the article, I really have to appreciate your purity. A good and genuine person can only be so thankful to friends and near ones. I admire you.

  6. This is such a great article! I’ve slowly been working toward removing all of the toxic friends from my life over the years, leaving only the people who make my life feel fulfilled and who I, in return, can lift up as well.

  7. Awwwwww… it is important to find your absolute “person” in life. The only one whose heart beats the same as yours. At one point I thought I had the bestest friend in the world, but I lost her to something really petty after decades of friendship–POLITICS–so I am still in shock, really. But I am grateful to those that stuck with me til the end. They kept me whole. They kept me sane. They allowed me to live.

  8. I love such article. Very well written. And few friends are really our support system. Now I also want to dedicate something for them. I need to think

  9. That’s true! True friends give meaning to life. Without a friend, life is boring and we recognize their value when we have to deal with toxic friends. Loved the infographic! Cheers to your friendship.

    1. Thank you so much. I just feel so lucky to have a handful of people in my life rather than having a huge group of fake friends. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  10. Really good to hear that you have such a friend who supports you a lot.

    Otherwise, the friendship of girls turns into jealousy at some point in life.

    Keep enjoying the most beautiful relationship in the world expect your family.

    1. Thank you so much. I know what you mean by that, I come from a girls college 😉
      But the universe has been kind enough to me to bless me with some beautiful relationships 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot 🙂
      It is indeed important to give people the call out-time to time- so that they know that somewhere, someone is proud of their existence 🙂

  11. I think it is really important for every one, to find their tribe – people who support you, call your bullshit and take your 2am calls. And it is evermore important to let them know that they are appreciated for it.

    1. I know right! In today’s world, people forget to be kind. Appreciation is the least that I could have done for my tribe right now 🙂

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