This quote has never been more relevant in my life than at this very moment. I could apply this quote in more ways than one.
It is a reminder to stop forcing relationships that aren’t just going to happen. Relationships aren’t a one way street. They require give and take. A little quid pro quo. But doesn’t it seem that it is those very relationships that we cling to the most. The ones that we work on the hardest. The ones that we desperately try to revive. And for what? Most times, for nothing.
But in the same breath, I am hypocrite. There are definitely relationships that I have let slide. That I just don’t work hard enough on. I need to shift my attention from the relationships that are negative and work on those that I really do need in my life.
I need to stop neglecting my friends.
I need to stop using the kids as an excuse. God knows there are plenty of people in my life that would be willing to watch the kids for a few hours so that I can get out of the house.
I need to keep the communication open. I shouldn’t let weeks go by without talking to them, even if it is only through Facebook or text messages.
I need to get my butt in gear. I don’t want to be the negative in someone’s life. No way, man. Who needs more negativity in their life?
I am hoping that in airing this out it will force me to take action. Walk the walk. Stand up and do something.
First up, get that Girls’ Night Out planned ASAP!