I started a new YouTube series in January. It’s called Things that Matter. The premiere episode talks about relationships.
It’s my personal opinion that if you’re involved in a negative relationship, it can cause a domino effect in your life. So, I thought it was important to talk about how we can recognize positive relationships and negative ones.
As elementary as that might sound, I still need reinforcement in this area of my life. I tend to give people chance, after chance, after chance. I’ve had to learn that isn’t okay.
In order to love myself, I have to recognize toxicity coming from relationships in my life. As difficult as it is, I have to call it by its name and then turn my back. Exposing myself to that type of energy is harmful.
I think in the video I equate it to inhaling toxic fumes.
Love is trusting and it’s kind.
The best reference I could think of was Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.
He paints the perfect picture of what true, unconditional love should look like. So, if any relationship in your life doesn’t resemble that, you might want to rethink your position.
Loving, healthy relationships flourishes in truth and offer praise for accomplishments.
The flip side of that coin is that if someone is ripping you apart and lying to you, it’s probably not the best place for you to be.
I also wanted to make sure I didn’t just talk about romantic relationship, but I also talked about family relationships and friendships.
I hope you enjoy the beginning of this 10 part series about things that matter. 🙂 Or at least, things that matter to me.