I was originally going to post the quote about how if people aren’t there during your struggle then not to expect to be there during your success, but that quote seems a little too negative for how I am feeling.
It is true that when things fell apart for me, a lot of people, almost everyone I knew, turned their back on me and shut me out. Understandably given the circumstances, but there were a few that despite everything I did, still maintained contact and wished me the best while I worked through everything. Originally, I was mad at those who turned their back, but I have taken a lot of time to think about it and I’ve let that anger go. I can’t blame them for acting the way they did. They felt betrayed themselves and from their point of view, I was the one that turned my back on them.
So instead of being negative, I’ve posted this quote instead. As I am starting to see the light with all of my rebuilding efforts, people are starting to come out of the woodwork to reconnect with me. There is no provocation on my part, they are reaching out to me to reconnect. It is a relief that people are getting to the point where they feel they can once again talk to me. It means that I am getting back to the point where, although they may not trust me, they want to repair the relationship and start working on the trust again.
I am going to meet with each and every single person that wants to meet up with me. On the List, one of my goals is to repair relationships and by meeting with those who are willing, I can start setting those relationships back on the right path.
This quote rings quite true. Now that I have made these changes and am focusing on becoming a better person, people are starting to take notice and are willing to reach out and reconnect. The only question is that if things ever go to shit again, will these people stick around? But the way I am setting my life up now, that will never be something I’ll have to worry about.
Work Hard, Be True To Yourself, and What You Want Will Come To You.