Life changes constantly. We are never stood in one place for very long, and the people surrounding us are forever coming and going.
We have our up’s, our down’s.. but what really matters is how we react to those situations and a big part of our reaction to those situations is the people that we surround ourselves with. If we surround ourselves with negative people then we are most likely to react to these situations in a negative way, however, if we surround ourselves with those that try to think positively, then we are more likely to react to these situations in a positive way.
Not everyone in your life will want to see you succeed. They may be rooting for you, but not everyone will want to see you do better than what they are doing. That’s just a fact. That’s how it is, and some people are like that. You cannot change them, however, you can choose who to surround yourself with. You can choose who walks down the road with you, in this journey called life, and it much easier to surround yourself with those that will lift you over the obstacles in the road that you feel that you cannot cross, rather than surrounding yourself with those that will run ahead in order to build the obstacles higher and make them more challenging.
You are the one that is in charge of your own happiness. That’s just how it is. Sure, people can help aid your happiness but at the end of the day, this is your journey and you are walking it. No one else is walking it in your shoes. It’s just you. So if something is making you sad? Change it. If something is making you happy? Keep it. Never ever feel bad about making a decision in your life that upsets other people or annoys them. In no way are you responsible for their happiness, and anyone who is in your life that wishes for you live a life of misery and sadness, just so they can have some happiness, should not be in your life at all.
Life is simply one big journey and only you hold the map.