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February 17, 2017

This is What Happens When You Surround Yourself With People Who Love You

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Aidan Meyer
Aidan Meyer

When you surround yourself with people who love you, life does not seem boring.

If you are bored and you aren’t sure what to do with your life, then become closer with your friends. The friends who love you will inspire you. They will be the reason you write novels, you start businesses, you take new jobs and you travel to new countries. They will push you outside of your comfort zone, maybe even to madness, and they will do this because they love you. You may not even realize at first how your life went from a night full of watching Netflix to nights without sleep because you are constantly busy.

When this happens to you, you know you have friends that love you.

When you surround yourself with people who love you, you’ll find that work no longer becomes work. It becomes passion.

Even if it is the most boring job in the world, you are excited for work because you are spending hours of your day with people who have the same mindset as you. You are giving away pieces of yourself to people who equally have the same goals in their careers as you. They understand why your days can be brutal, and they can relate to small wins you experience each and everyday. This is good work, and these are the coworkers that love you.

When you surround yourself with people who love you, you no longer have exes. You have close friends.

A good ex, no matter how you parted ways, will be there for you. Maybe they can’t be present for you, but you’ll know they are there in spirit, somehow cheering you along telepathically. They will be there for you when you are crying and you are tired and you have no idea what is going on in your life, and they will take time out of their day to calm you. A good ex will be a good friend, and the rest of the ex’s that don’t keep in contact with you don’t matter.

When you surround yourself with people who love you, the entire world seems possible.

It does not seem difficult to achieve the dreams you have been envisioning for ages. It does not seem challenging to start new ventures or stray along new paths. When you are crying and anxious because the decisions you made to pursue what matters to you seem insane, they will be there for you, and they will give you a home. They may not give you an actual home, but they will give you peace and comfort to protect you against anything that tumbles in your path.

When you surround yourself with people who love you, the world seems smaller.

Your friends may be in London and Sydney and Taiwan and Rio de Janeiro and Milan and Chicago, but they do not seem farther than a flight or a Skype call away. They will bear time differences and distances and world events to listen to you speak in the middle of the night, just to hear how your day was. Time does not exist when you are surrounded with people all over the world, and the world will not seem as large.

When you surround yourself with people who love you, everything has purpose.

The sun rises for a particular reason, not just because it is a new day. The wind gusts at forty miles an hour because it is trying to remind you that you are alive. The most tragic events in the world occur to shock you into reality. Obstacles and hurdles will be thrown at you, not because the world is against you, but simply to teach you to rely on yourself and others to jump over those hurdles. Everything you do has meaning, breathes life, and builds connections to everyone around you that touches it.

The world is not cold. The world is not vastly divided. The world is not depressing. When you surround yourself with people who love you, you will find that there is an indescribable beauty around you, and it is your responsibility to return this love to others so they can see this as well. TC mark

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