You don’t ever have to feel guilty about REMOVING TOXIC PEOPLE FROM YOUR LIFE. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, childhood friend or a new aquaintance. You don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignore your boundaries and “continues” to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go. – DANIELLE KOEPE

Can I share something with you? Something honest? Something…real?

One of the downsides of being unapologetically myself, is that I’m a bit headstrong and extremely decisive. I’ve always had things under control with my to-do lists, planners and bullet journals. This applies to everything. This shocks people, it intimidates people and what people don’t understand, scares them and they will try everything to bring you down. But here’s the thing… “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep”

In everyone’s life, there will always be friends who resist, threaten and sabotage the possibility of self-improvement. And guess what, cutting (βœ‚) these toxic friends out from your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. NOT EVERYONE IS MEANT TO STAY!!!

I have personally experienced the impact of being around a negative and positive environment and “Oh” the effect is tremendous. I had “friends” who would belittle my exam anxiety, friends who would make me feel guilty over choosing studying over hanging out with them, friends who would sabotage my studying by feeding me false advice from lecturers, friends who would suddenly stop talking to me one week before an exam, every time.

Associate yourself with friends of good quality – for it is better to be alone than in bad company. Don’t let people question your values or make you prove your worth. As the Dalai Lama said: “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher” Every friendship even the negative ones, should teach us something that helps us to be better people going forward. LIVE YOUR TRUTH, AND SMILE. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.❀

I’m sharing this for everyone who needs to hear this!!!



284 thoughts on “LIVE YOUR TRUTH, AND SMILE!

  1. Thanks for posting this awesome blog about living your is such a great advice as I find myself being a people pleaser and forget myself in the process. Really has changed me since then, to start appreciating myself and forego β€œfake” friends who don’t impact me positively.

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  2. Interesting article, thank you for sharing your thoughts. It strikes me, though, that while a lion may not need the approval of sheep, it still depends upon the sheep for its existence. The lion and the sheep may coexist but they will never be friends; the outcome of contact between them is pretty certain; very satisfactory for one and less so for the other. Yet, to be sure, the lion cannot thrive without the sheep; the sheep could do, quite happily, without the lion!
    Finally these creatures operate within boundaries set by neither party, their engagement, one with other, was never subject to negotiation with either party. The terms were imposed long before either existed and will persist long after they have gone.

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  3. I can relate totally to your, once again, wise words. Recently I have found that a couple of people that have been in my life for many years really do not have my best interests at heart, one even called me a liar when I tried to tell him about someone that upset me, so I have cut them, quietly, out of my life, no big scene, just don’t have anymore to do with them, and I feel better for it, I like peace, now I have more of it! xx

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  4. Thank you for posting this back in Feb. I am in a position this week, of realizing someone that I had welcomed into my family doesn’t really care about me or my children’ts best interests. She’s not a bad person, but has her own obsessions and those obsessions are causing her to ignore my clear communication and boundaries. I have decided this week to cut her out of my life as much as possible, and needed to hear this validation so thank you!

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  5. NOT EVERYONE IS MEANT TO STAY!!! – THANK YOU for saying this.
    I have recently realized one of my longest friends is incredibly toxic and I wasn’t sure if I only noticed it now since I am in recovery or if he changed. It doesn’t matter when it began because maybe he’s just not meant to stay in my life.

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