Support your loved ones when they need you most. They might not always tell you when that is, but always be ready to lend a helping hand. People grow and change through their life. It doesn’t mean they’re “fake” or a bad person. It means they’re human. Give them a break. Everyone makes bad choices but how they choose to fix the mistakes and rebuild the broken pieces says a lot more about them than the mistake itself.
If someone regrets something they have done to you and they want to fix it… Let them. Why hold it against them and make them feel even worse about the situation? Let them go above and beyond to fix the mistake and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Sure, not everyone wants to fix certain “mistakes” but, for those who do..why stop them? Allow them to change and recognize their mistakes. Allow them to grow into a better person. Allow them a second…third…fourth chance. Sometimes you need a few tries to get it right.
Something my dad told me a few years ago that really stuck with me, “some people spin their wheels longer than others before getting on track.”
Everyone experiences hard times..depression…anxiety…isolation. It doesn’t mean you are broken or messed up in any way. You’re human. You might just feel lost and alone. I’m sure you’ve felt like that at some moment in your life…
My point is, it helps when you have positive people in your life to lift you up. Positive people can help you out of the darkest times. You start to realize you’re not alone and these people around you just want you to succeed and be the absolute best YOU possible.
Be that person to your loved ones. Be there for your friends and family. Even when they seem to be receding and isolating themselves from others, that’s usually the time they’ll need you most.
Life is tough enough as it is; make it easier on yourself, and others, and be the positivity they need. Give them that extra nudge they need to get out of their comfort zone. That’s where the magic happens anyway.