I found this quote on Pinterest the other day and it caught my attention because the words mean something to me. I should literally print it out and stick it on my fridge or bathroom mirror so that I can see it each and every day.
Until now, I have often found myself being disappointed in people. Not just your every day Joe but actual people who are around me almost every day, not including my family.
My family is there for me, always.
I would pretty much do anything for a friend.
I don’t know about any of you but I need friends in my life and I am always a shoe-in for any kind of outing or gathering that requires spending time together.
I’ve learned in the last year or so that not all friends are as gun-ho to get together as much as I’d like and for reasons that are beyond me.
I get that people are busy. We all have families. I know there is never a minute of extra time in a day when you have kids and they have extra-curricular activities.
That’s my life, in a nutshell, and I am always willing to make time spend with friends.
Maybe they don’t socialize outside their family circle.
Maybe I need more social interaction then they do.
Maybe they’re just happy being friends who don’t hang out.
Maybe they’re just the sit-back-and-wait-for-someone-else-to-organize-something type of people.
Maybe it’s something else.
Maybe it’s me.
What I do know is that when you feel like you try too hard and nothing is reciprocated, you almost want to give up on said friendship.
But I don’t because that’s not me.
I don’t give up on people.
So instead of allowing myself to be disappointed in people, I simply remind myself that ” if I expect less of people, I can’t be disappointed in them”.
More so, when I least expect it, they might pleasantly surprise me.
I hope I’m right.