One of my ultimate pieces of advice is “Be careful where your loyalty lies.” However, like any good advice that we often share, I realized that I have neglected to follow it myself.
I have genuinely felt so taken advantage of this week. I consider myself to be a genuinely kind person, and that God calls us all to be that way. So when people ask for small favors, I don’t mind to comply. But this week, these “favors” have caught up with me.
Twice this week, I have been forced to clean up the messes of a co-worker that I genuinely trusted, which put me behind on completing what I need to get completed. I have realized that some of the people I have aligned myself with are using me for connections, which is absolutely sickening, and I hope that they are ashamed of themselves. I felt awful for seeing a new nail lady earlier this month, so I went back to the lady who I had trusted with my nails for the past thirteen years… I left with bleeding cuticles and uneven gel nails.
But people like that make me so thankful for the people in my life that are loyal to a fault. I spent last night at an event with a sorority sister and a co-worker, and I spent today at an event with my little, her mom and grandma, and my grand little. It was one of the best weekends that I’ve had in a while. We drank a little, ate a lot, and laughed until we cried. I am so thankful for the people in my life that I have no doubts about trusting.
My parting advice is this – be cautious of where your loyalty lies, but more importantly, do your best to be loyal to those who individuals whose loyalty lies in you.
Hope you are all having an excellent weekend! What have you been getting into?
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