14562 days ago
~ Queen Elsa[/quote]
Almost a nightly routine at my house is dancing with my 2 year old daughter. She usually has on a princess dress, in fact, on a daily basis she usually puts on at least 3 dresses. She loves to run up to me and ask me, “daddy you want to dance with me?” 95% of the time, my answer is yes, I have to be either tired or right in the middle of something to pass.
Dancing with her is an absolute pleasure, if we have time I’ll even Google a princess song to dance too. Lately, we have been dancing to a song called “Let it Go,” from the Disney movie Frozen. I really enjoy this song because it really hits close to home and is a value I want to teach to my children.
So many of us are taught about how we are supposed to live, about how the world is, and where our place is in it. Don’t break the rules, or something bad might happen. When I was young, I defied this, from going to school to following some type of life plan. I learned early on almost naturally to just let that stuff go, I don’t have to fit in, I don’t need other people’s approval, and I certainly don’t care what people think about me.
More recently I learned something even more valuable than letting go of the way things are supposed to be done, life according to others…I learned that letting go of negative people in your life is one of the greatest decisions you can ever make.
When I was younger I remember cutting off a friend who was a very negative person in my life, I felt guilty and horrible for not returning his calls, but I knew that it was for the best. Looking back it was a great decision, this person was a negative energy in my life and I am a happier person without him.
Many of you reading this probably have someone in your life who creates tension, they might even be family, but in general they give you heartache or make you angry. As ugly as it may be, even for the other people in your life, you need to suck it up and get this person or these people out of your own life.
I remember I had some family members who always had issues, it was nothing but drama, always offended, or upset over something that I didn’t even notice. One day it all ended. I have to say at the time it was sad since we were somewhat close, but looking back years later, this was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. Like a weight lifted off my chest, the drama was gone!
The tension and all the B.S. that these people brought into my life was an afterthought. In fact, I never think about them. No more hurt, no more arguments, no more of them.
I don’t know any other way to encourage you to let these relationships die. There is great peace with moving on. If someone is negative in your life, end the relationship. It is that simple, just let it go.