Life impacts on us every day. Some good things, some bad things and yes some ugly things. Not one of us will get through life unscathed and without scars. Scars we will have earned.
So based on that, why on earth would we expect those around us to stay the same? Please, can we allow people to not stay the same? To not be judged based on who they were in the past? Get to know that new person they have become. Some people will continue to stay in our lives and some people will have outgrown us or we will have outgrown them. And that’s all ok and it’s even to be expected.
You are not the same person you were last year, or last week or even yesterday. Go with the flow and accept the changes in yourself and in others. That stone in the middle of the river gets changed each day by the rivers flow. So do we.
One of my favorite quotes:
If you knew me yesterday, you don’t know me anymore. I grow daily.