“It may not seem like it at the time, but when you do something that’s necessary for your spirtual growth, it gives permisson to those around you to grow in the way they mosty need. If they are not able to thrive at your level, then you gave them the gift of freedom to be exactly where they need to be, and you’re free to do the same. In the end, be loving, be brave, and be where you are most happy. Whatever the outcome, you just gave yourself the best gift of all: remaining true to your truth.”

I’ve been reading, “Road Trip Guide to the Soul” by Sadie Nardini, and that paragraph really spoke to me with some things I’ve been struggling with.

I need to come to the realization that some people don’t change, or are not ready to. With that, I’m accepting them as they are. I think devotion to a substance is a glaring weakness in will and character, but it’s clear people consider it an indelible part of who they are. It’s truly a sad state when one is partially defined by a substance and it’s sub-culture. But, sadly that’s the way it goes.

I really have no other choice to pick up my heart, pray, and accept they way the cards have unfolded for me.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

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