Pulling Weeds

So no matter how hard it is to pull them out, you absolutely need to.

When I think of New Years resolutions, I think of people breaking bad habits and forming better ones. People look for all the negative things in their lives and work on removing them. But what about the negative people we keep around us? What about the people who hurt us? What about the people who lower our self-confidence, ruin our self-image, throw down our self esteem? Why don’t we ever think to remove them?

One reason I can think of is that a lot of times, these are people we love. They are people we care for, but the love and care is not reciprocated. So we sit and wait. We sit and wait in hope that these people will get the idea. They’ll come around eventually, we tell ourselves. They’ll stop hurting us eventually.

I read a quote on Pinterest a few months ago that read, “When someone isn’t treating you well, no matter how much you love them, you have to love yourself more and walk away.”

See, these people are like weeds. If they aren’t removed, they will creep into every corner of your garden and suck the life out of it. So no matter how hard it is to pull them out, you absolutely need to.

Remember that you don’t *lose* negative people. You get rid of them. So keep your head held high, and your feet grounded. This is the end, but it is also a new beginning.

#aymonmalik

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