Have you ever noticed that when good things start happening to you, toxic people will begin to become jealous and attempt to ruin your happiness? They cannot just be genuinely happy for you because they are too focused on tearing you down. They are so unhappy with their own lives and instead of trying to do better, they want you to do/be less so they do not feel so terrible.
Recently I have had a lot of positive things happen to me. My Etsy shop is doing amazing and is growing really fast and my fiance and I just planned a dream vacation to the Bahamas and Miami. On top of getting engaged and buying a house late last year, I feel like I am on top of the world! Yes,I want to discuss all these amazing things with the people who are supposed to love me and be my friends, because they're new and exciting. Unfortunately, some people will never have your best interest in mind or be capable of being genuinely happy for you. They listen only so they can eventually talk.
Those people are toxic! You should not have to hide your happiness or excitement in order to appease someone else. You should be able to openly share all the goals you are accomplishing without fearing that someone will become angry at you for doing so.
As of this moment I am done letting toxic people bring me down. I am done letting someone control my emotions simply because they are unable to find their own happiness. I (and you) am allowed to be happy. I am allowed to brag and talk about things that I have accomplished and the things that I experience. I am not the issue, the toxic people that creep into my life are my issue.
4/4/2017 11:56:52 am
I've always believed people should build each other up, not tear each other down. If someone becomes toxic in your life, it's okay to move forward and leave them behind. I also believe though, that it goes both ways. We must all be considerate of each other's feelings. For me personally, I don't like the word "brag"...it's ok to share ones happiness with others in the hope that they, in return, will be happy for you. And at the same time, give them words of encouragement that you hope they find the same kind of happiness that you have found. We all leave this world the same way... with nothing!! I for one, am very proud of all you accomplished....I wish you much success, and all the happiness this world brings your way!!
4/4/2017 12:31:52 pm
It's just tough when it's family or a very close friend. thanks for the kind words!
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