My "slap in the face" taught me all sorts of lessons. One of the most important ones was that true friends are hard to come by and some of your friends won't stand by you in the hard times. After I was arrested (yes - I spent some time in the black and white jumpsuit - if you don't know that by now then you need to step away from the box of wine for a little while), I lost a lot of people whom I thought were my friends. For a while I tried to force the relationships. I would call them. I would text them. I would send emails. Then one day as I was reading my Joyce Meyer Bible (a lesson on pruning), it hit me like a ton of bricks that I was trying to force relationships with people who either never cared about me or no longer cared about me. Why was I wasting my time? More importantly, was my inability to prune these dead limbs holding me back?
My challenge for this week is to finally let go of the relationships that I have continued to hold on to even though those people have not shown any effort to continue knowing me. I know what you are thinking - "that slappy is a fantabulous person - who in their right mind wouldn't want to know her?" But alas - it is true ! It's time to prune some more and to start caring about the people who care about me ... and let the other dead limbs fall.