Friends are vital. They sustain us, keep us going, and make us feel at home. Friendships are something we all have and need at different points in our life's, for different reasons.
Flashback to the past. For some, you don't remember their names and would rather not. For others, those were some of your best days and your best friends.
Fast forward to your present, where you're finding time to make friends and be a friend. They never tell you how hard it is. They never mention that some days you have to fight like crazy to keep up with the old and make room for the new.
There are some friendships you'll make in your lifetime that you'll be forever grateful for. You'll wonder how you even managed to get through life without ever knowing them.
These are the friendships you must hang onto. They make you better just by knowing them. We all need that friendship that reminds us what it's like to be free and feel complete.
However, you have the friendships that you're hanging onto by a thread. The ones you've stayed in because it's comfortable and safe. The type of friendships that you constantly convince yourself to be in.
You must let it go. You can move on, even when it feels like you can't.
Many times we grow up, grow apart, and want different things in life. Sometimes, you can't bring these people with you. It's sad, but true. Some friendships are just not meant to last because they stop being in tuned with who you are and that's not your fault.
People are constantly changing and the nature of every relationship is to either evolve together or apart. Be grateful but what people bring into your life, good or bad it's all part of evolving as an individual. Allow and surrender to any changes your relationship might go through and let go of it if you have to.
Holding on to a friendship that's meant to last will only turn toxic, so there's no point in doing so. It's hard though. You're probably thinking, "How do I break up with a friend"? It's awkward, but you'll be thankful you did it.
You have to recognize that not every person who waltzes into your life is meant to stay. Not every friendship is going to make it and it's your job to remove people from your life that no longer serve you.
The sooner you recognize this, the better off you are. Be grateful for those who came and stayed, but let go of the friendships that are pulling you down.
You will see that the world is less heavy when you surround yourself with people who breathe air back into you, instead of taking the air out of you.