I’ve discovered over the years that true friendship and love is revealed when we are no longer of use to someone. When all we have to give is our vulnerable, imperfect selves.
This becomes a major weeding process. Anyone can say ‘I love you’ when you’re offering them something, but those who say ‘I love you’ when you’ve nothing to offer but your authentic self are friends to be be treasured ❤
As we begin to love and value ourselves to such a degree that we are no longer willing to tolerate mistreatment, just sit back and watch as those in your life begin to fall away, and those who truly love and value you draw closer.
Being true to ourselves, our values, our personal convictions will piss a lot of people off, but it will also forge deep meaningful connections with others who are dedicated to living a life of truth and authenticity.