I like to be nice because I am nice, really. When I’m a bitch, I do it full on and epic like; I’m super good at it, because I have to be to not get walked all over. It’s something I’ve kind of perfected. I much prefer my nice side because it comes more naturally, and it’s nicer. I’m sure others do as well.
Most of the people I surround myself with, get this about me and respect me for it. Then there are the others that THINK they know me, but don’t at all, and overstep their bounds because they think they can. It never ends well for them and then they end up doing an one eighty and showing their true colors, and their real reason for being around me in the first place. Fall outs always happen like that. I hate those; and sometimes it hurts because it’s always the people you never expect.
There’s a certain level of respect I give my friends because I genuinely care about them and love them. I expect the same in return; and if I know you are blatantly disrespecting me to try to hurt me on purpose; I WILL call you on it.
It doesn’t take much to be kind to someone or to make a friend that could be life long. It also doesn’t take much to lift someone up when they are hurting or feeling down. What takes the most effort generally for most people, is respecting your friends when you don’t agree, and being civil but clear when you are disagreeing with them. Sometimes it’s better not to say anything at all; and just accept that they have different views on certain things than you do. That’s what a good friendship is.
At this point I am as genuine as I’m ever going to get. I don’t hide or pretend about anything. When I’m nice to you it’s because I mean it. When I’m not nice, it means there’s a reason for it. I’m respectful when I disagree, because It is my last intention to hurt you when I care about you. If you don’t agree with me, please be respectful if you are giving me your opinion; because I don’t allow people to talk down to me anymore, there’s no need for it.
To all my friends that care about me, I want you to know, that I care about you too. I’m happy you’re in my life, I really am. You are a great comfort and support system. I hope I can always be the same for you. 🙂 I love you.
As always, love yourself; You are worth it.
J Rounds ©2015 ~Peaces of Me