To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on September 6, 2017 in Picture Quotes

“Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful.
— Daniell Koepke


  1. ARLENE G. BANUELOS September 6, 2017 Reply

    So nice poetry….I love it much….because I can relate it to what I had experienced….great facts of life…

  2. benardchinua September 6, 2017 Reply

    Honestly I love your write up. Good lesson.

  3. Noel Manes September 6, 2017 Reply

    Thank you so much for this, learning boundaries and self love and this really hit home and is SO VERY APPRECIATED! Love the Lessons in LIfe!

  4. Guy Masters September 6, 2017 Reply

    Love the poem, felt the pain…we all move forwards out of respect for others and ourselves. Our downs make us hard, but that does not mean we are not kind-hearted and caring. Love the insight in the daily newspaper, peace and love to all.

    • ARLENE G. BANUELOS September 21, 2017 Reply

      Indeed commenter Guy Masters…we are nice and caring..kind.hearted…but maybe not in the right venue and right time to be in a person’s life…

      Having been pained means we loved and grieved over letting go…momentarily…because time heals…..the heart understands and the mind succumbs…..

      • Guy Masters September 21, 2017 Reply

        I couldn’t agree more… so many things happening at the same time…one never really knows what goes on in someone else’s life…l have always appreciated your valued posts… so great for the head…can’t thank you enough… always!

  5. Laurie Martin September 19, 2017 Reply


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