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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