What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received that you wouldn’t give to anyone else? Why don’t you think it would apply to others?
—Daily Post Prompt.
There’s advice and there’s more advice
But the advice that we all reject
Is the advice we receive
For being the people
We are perceived to be.
And our response always is,
“Hey, but that’s not me.”
“If you only knew.”
Truth be told,
It’s up to us to tell them.
If we care for their unsolicited advice.
Trust (Photo credit: elycefeliz)
Very few people are meant to take the full journey with you in life. Sometimes you outgrow people, lose the interpersonal connection and/or leave them behind. Instead of regretting the loss, cherish the time you had together and keep it as a fond memory. I’ve written before how I believe that everyone’s life is a novel and sometimes new chapters require new characters. It is all part of the process of growing, learning and evolving as a human being. Most every transitional point in our life involves bridging a chasm of some sort and other people are usually the means by which we cross over. However, they don’t all make the same crossing with us.
I sincerely hope that you have a close personal relationship with a lifelong romantic partner and best friend if that is what you desire. While periods of aloneness are to be expected, a lifetime of being single can be difficult and lonely. I also hope that if you are fortunate enough to have children that you have a strong enduring bond with them. However, even these long term relationships change and end at some point. Inevitably, someone will have to learn to carry one without the other person. Unfortunately, the loss of people we love is a part of life.
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