Burning Bridge

The thought of burning any bridge figuratively may seem like a harsh reality, but sometimes it is best for self-preservation and happiness.

I’ve always said, “You have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you!” That’s not as nice, but it is the truth. Have you met somebody that on first impression seemed nice, caring and sincere, only to discover they are self-centered, manipulative and (for a lack of a better word) CRAZY?!

That’s when it’s time to step into action to save your soul.

As a child, I thought someone would always come and save me, for some reason. Mom, dad, sister, friend. Later in life I understood from experience that only I could save myself by controlling who and what is in my life.

If you know me at all, you know I’m a great purger and minimalist. Too many things clutter my mind. Simplify, Simplify, Simplify – a good poet once said.

It’s the same with life. Just because you once were friends or neighbors or family, doesn’t mean people are meant for a lifetime. Addiction, malfunctions, actions stand in the way, and the only way to save yourself is to burn that bridge.

It’s only my thought, but fortunately I only have to worry about mine-make up your own mind.

I once had a Religion Professor at Baylor University who said, “Don’t ever accept everything you hear as an open-mouthed fish,” so I look and listen, then make up my mind if it will become part of my beliefs or not. Do the same and you’ll be happy you did!

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