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Self-Preservation Sunday

“You cannot change the people around you. But you can change the people you choose to be around.”

 Of course you can’t change the people around you, they have to want better for themselves. All you really have control over when dealing with others is if you really want to deal with them and work things out or if you’d rather go separate ways. Many relationships can be fixed, but that requires effort from both parties. If both sides aren’t willing to compromise then there is no reason to attempt any changes.

In life, you will realize that some people are just toxic to your life. Now that doesn’t mean they are bad people, it just means that your lives are going in different directions and the only way you can live happily and positively is if you were to do it separately, which leaves both sides the chance to grow. It’s so easy to become focused on making other people happy that we forget about our happiness. Don’t go into 2015 with 2014 problems! Steer clear of the negative people and surround yourself with positivity and people that want to see you succeed.

If people don’t make an effort to be in your life, don’t try so hard to be in theirs. Be good. Be strong. Be smart. Be cool. Always remember the most important thing is YOU!

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