“When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn’t mean they are bad people, it just means that their part in your story is over.”

This quote hits close to home for me. I wish I knew then what I know now about friendships. When you’re younger you think losing a friend is the worst thing in the world, and sure at the moment it may feel that way, but as I like to try to remember, everything happens for a reason! When you get older it doesn’t matter how you met your friends, how much of an age gap there is between you, or how often you see each other. A true friend is someone you can go months without seeing but then when you meet up its like you just saw each other yesterday.

Of course losing a friend is hard and it takes time to get over that loss, but like it says in the quote I shared above, “it doesn’t mean they are bad people.” Yes maybe at the moment you were upset about losing that friend, and you probably said or thought some unkind things about them, but in the long run when you look back on that friendship you remember the happy times, not so much the end of it. You remember all of the great memories and fun times you shared with that old friend. You appreciate them for who they are and you appreciate them for being apart of your life at that time. As I’ve gotten older I’ve lost touch with friends I used to be very close to. This doesn’t mean I wish they were never apart of my life. I will always look back on the great times we shared, the conversions we had. The good of each friendship I’ve made in my life will always be a part of me.

I truly believe that some people come into your life and stay forever and some only stay for a certain amount of time. God has a plan for all of us. We might not like the plan He has set ups or us, but we need to learn to accept it.

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