Happiness Depends on Friendships or lack thereof. I have many friends. 1000 times as many “acquaintances”. I have many friends but list them as acquaintances because we may not talk very often or only get to communicate on social media. But I still love them!
When I am happy it’s because I have surrounded myself with good people. I can’t be involved in friendships where one person is negative. Don’t get me wrong, I am always thinking of some crazy conspiracy theory to tell a friend or a “what if” scenario. But I don’t live like Mel Gibson does in Conspiracy Theory. Quite the opposite really.
If my friends are “Negative Nancy’s” then I move on. Sometimes I leave behind a friendship of many years just so I don’t have to deal with the drama. While it’s good, there is a downside to it. Sometimes I end up alone too often.
To be happy I like to have friends around. I don’t mean they have to be with me every day. I just like to know that I have people who I can call or text when the day is crummy or fantastic.
Having Marty available to talk to me everyday makes me happy. He is the constant I need in my life yet he isn’t consistently there. It’s our dilemma. Our conundrum. The friendship we have built over the last 14 years is what keeps me happy.
Friendships truly make people happy. It is also what creates hate, hurt, anger, and bitterness within us. Keeping positive friends in our “tribe” is what keeps people happy.
“Negative Nancy’s” have to go to keep the happy around! I’ve done my share of purging those people out of my life as best as I could. They are still there but in the background these days!
Do you have friendships that keep you happy? Are you in need of purging some friendships?
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