Reflections {Day 2} : Toxic Friends

by inbetweenroses

My existence has been touched by many, positively radiating, exhilarating, enlightening beings of humanity. Whether it be little moments of acquainting or life-long bonds, I’m glad that my roots have intertwined with these people. Catching on to bits and pieces of their stories, lending them my ears or borrowing theirs, exchanging our insecurities and dreams. Smells like warm tea and good company to me.

I wish today’s reflection would simply serve as an ode to these brilliantly, fascinating and beautifully, empathetic friends of mine (Alhamdullilah. Praises to the  most High  for connecting them with me). But, alas, these were not the thoughts that kept me awake well after suhoor

Today’s reflection is brought to you by toxic ‘friends’ and how they function as a vexation of the spirit. Such a ‘friend’ who seems to be at unease at your  little successes, who insists on putting the limelight on themselves in group settings, who’s sincerity seems to be questionable, who finds it difficult to make time you.

Today’s reflection serves as a reminder: I must learn to let go of things/people that dull my spirit, exhaust my optimism and make my heart heavy. “Sometimes, in life, you have to let people go because they are toxic to you. Let them go because they take and take and leave you empty. Let them go. Because in the ocean of life, when all you’re trying to do is stay afloat, they are the anchor that’s drowning you.”  — Unknown