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In Life, Make Sure You Surround Yourself With People Who Illuminate Your Path

In Life, Make Sure You Surround Yourself With People Who Illuminate Your Path

Life is hard enough as it is. It is a struggle for every single one of us.

You come into this world completely unprepared for life’s challenges and obstacles along the way. And you learn. You learn the hard way. You learn that people only care about themselves. You learn that not everyone is kind enough to say I am sorry. You learn that no one really gives a damn about how you feel. You learn that there are too much toxicity and evil in the world. You learn how to survive and eventually find happiness.

As you grow, you get to know people. Some become your friends. Some become your best friends. Others break your heart. And ultimately, you realize that people have the biggest impact on our lives. One way or another, life faces you with the inevitable.

The truth is… You are the average of the five people you hang out with.

That is why one of the most important things that you have to do in life is to always evaluate your friendships. The people that we call our friends are the people that make our life better. They are the ones who support us, help us, keep us grounded and lift us up. They are the ones who motivate us, inspire us, lead us and help us grow.

However, some of these friendships that we have with people can sometimes be the complete opposite of this. Some “friends” can be parasites. They can suck out your energy, destroy your happiness, ruin your life and make you feel worthless.

Unfortunately, some people don’t always notice these signs on time. Some are blind and some are too afraid of ending up all alone in the world. What’s even sadder, some of them convince themselves that they deserve nothing more than those kinds of friends. They get so used to being surrounded by these fake friends, that eventually these bad friend circles affect their lives in a very harmful way.


Well, I’ve been there… And if there is one thing that I’d rather be all alone for the rest of my life than be stuck in a friendship that is sucking my soul dry.

Life is too short, people.

It is too short for fake friends, bad vibes and wrong connections.

It is too short to spend it on friendships who make you doubt yourself.

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People that reflect who you are and how you want to feel. People who are good for you, good to you and good for your soul. People who lift you up and support your dream. People who feel like sunshine. People who illuminate your path. People who are the reason for your smile, not those tears running down your cheek. People whose presence relieve your stress and increase your strength. People who make you feel like yourself.  

Energies are contagious, my friend. So, be careful. You become what and who you surround yourself with.

Stephanie Reeds