Sharing a great reminder that a friend had posted today. This is very true with family and close relationships in which we place expectations on others and when they aren’t meeting our expectations we feel sad.
“There are moments in our lives when the people we love seem to “fail” us. Moments in which our trust is “betrayed” by those we believed in, and moments when our friends and family members can’t be there for us when we need them the most. When that happens, we feel all alone, abandoned and disconnected from the world around us.
Thinking that people can’t really be trusted, and assuming that we can’t rely on anyone but ourselves, consciously or unconsciously, we decide to stone our hearts. To build walls instead of bridges. And we try very hard to numb ourselves so that we can no longer feel any more pain. Failing to realize that “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.” ~ Jim Rohn
If you are looking to strengthen your faith in humanity, rebuilt trust and believe in people again.
Open your heart and love again! Life is too short to stay stuck in the past. I’m working to rebuild trust with my family. Time is the best healer. 💝