There comes a time when you walk away from all the drama...

I don't understand how people can be unkind to one another. I don't get it when people back-stab each other.  I have a hard time comprehending why someone would steal, cheat, lie...

From the unkind things I've heard going on in the bloggerverse lately, to the things I've heard others say about my husband (life as a pastor), to waking up this morning to find my son's bike has been stolen, a broken bike left in its place. I shake my head in utter disbelief. Am I just that naive?!

I was raised to think the best of someone, to encourage one another, to celebrate with them when they are celebrating and to mourn with those who mourn. I was taught to walk in love towards others. I don't understand how people can think so little of each other!

Last spring, after returning from BlissDom USA, I wrote this post, "Don't Lose Your Grip on Kindness" after being inspired by Stephanie Smirnov, President and Chief Creative Officer of DeVries Public Relations.

Over the year, I've become more and more careful who I confide in, who I work with, who I trust in business, who I let in to my inner circle. It's a shame really... there are people out there I really like but when I hear what they've been up to behind my back and others in the industry who I admire... 

found on Zig Ziglar's FB page

The Bible says, "Iron sharpens Iron," what others have will rub off on you and will either bring you down or lift you up. If people are nasty, conniving, inconsistent, etc... you do not want them influencing your life or your business in any way, shape or form. What help or success they may bring, will only be temporary. 

Align yourself with GOOD people. {Try to} keep yourself Drama-Free. Life is way too short...

Zig Ziglar's Facebook post this week reminded me of that. There comes a time in your life where you need to chose to surround yourself with those who have not lost their grip on kindness, love and loyalty. Surround yourself with those who have earned a reputation for living well.  Proverbs 3:3

In choosing to live and work this way, I know you will succeed. It may take a little bit longer... but it will be worth it in the end.

If nothing else, remember this... my husband is known for saying this in his sermons, "How you do what you do, is actually more important than what you end up doing!"


Update: It has come to my attention that there may be some misunderstandings as to what was behind writing this post so I've shut the comments. This post was 99% of what is happening in my real offline life and 1% blog world. Final thoughts... I wear my heart on my sleeve and help & support everyone who comes across my path. Please don't read between the lines, if anyone needs clarification - I'm easy to find.

**Update Dec 19, 2013: I've written about all that was going on in my life, leading up to this post. Read more about it here.  
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