As we grow up, we realise it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real friends.
There will be those people who come into your life who make a brilliant entrance. Sometimes those same people lose that brilliance over time. You might come to realise it was all just a show, they were covered in glitter. The glitter gradually fell to the floor and you get a better view of who’s standing before you. Sometimes that view isn’t even remotely pretty.
Whether you have or haven’t pointedly been the target of drama, there are two ways to react: fall into step or ignore it. The better option is, of course, to ignore it. There’s no need to fall to the level of others. At the end of the day, you know the truth. Anyone who matters will want to hear your side of the story and, only then, do you need to share it.
Take the higher road and continue to walk forward because no one has the power to bring you down unless you allow them to. I believe you’re bigger, better and stronger than that. And guess what? While they get riled up and continue to concoct stories, you’ll have a peace in you that they will never know.
You cannot control everything that happens to you; you can only control the way you respond to what happens. In your response is your power.
At the end of the day, excuses don’t make a friendship. Communication does. Being there for each other does. Being open and honest does. Each of you is equally important. When the storm calms, try to communicate without confrontation. If it continues, don’t pout because you think you’ve lost a friend. Find happiness because you lost a hidden enemy.