Yesterday on the show we talked about letting go of people who cross boundaries who continue to disappoint and hurt us. It was so fitting to come across this particular inspiration today; it was like having confirmation on the topics that were talked about.
When we remove people from our lives it is not as easy as it seems. When we have finally had enough and we care more about ourselves to move forward; there is still a part of us that will be tortured until we finally come to terms with it all. For me it was a very difficult decision to walk away from my family 23 years ago. I knew when I made that decision I would have to do everything alone; there would be no sharing my wins or my losses with my family. I would not have the support and love from them; I would have to figure it all out on my own. However large the consequences I knew the right thing for me to do would be to change my life and the life of my son.
Every decision I have ever made for myself was all for my son. I knew that raising him differently would give him a chance to be a man who would love anyone, not speak in judgment, and most importantly be a good husband and father. This was so very important to me. I did not want my son to grow up the way I did; I wanted better and that meant making the biggest and hardest decision of my life. Getting rid of toxic people is a struggle; but it is a struggle that will allow goodness and happiness into your life.
Look around you...who is in your life making you miserable? Who is in your life influencing your behavior? Who is in your life helping you to become a better person? Who is in your life telling you "You can do it!"? Who is in your life telling you "That will never work for you."? Think about it....
Even though we love the toxic people; we need to either limit our time spent together or we need to be strong and walk away. Everyone has their own life to live. Our parents have already lived theirs and now they are finishing their lives out....it is up to us to learn what we are here for and go on our own journey. Be strong enough to stand for your own beliefs and what you want. You will love yourself even more when you do.
Until we meet again my friends...
With all my love...Rita
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