You cannot change anyone. They choose who they want to be, just as you choose who you are. You cannot control their actions, words, or feelings.
You can, however, choose who you surround yourself with. You can choose how you respond to others and their choices.
Choose better. Be better. You do not have to hurt others, bring them down, or be a bitter person.
Actions will always speak louder than words. It is a tough pill to swallow when the time comes, but life will be so much better from then on. If actions never change, there is a lesson to be learned.
Talking until you are blue in the face to a deaf ear makes no impression. Save your words, and save your heart. The right people won't leave your heart aching or put you in questionable positions.
Better will come, better will find you. God makes sure of that. He sends us the right people, at the right time. Some people are only meant to be a lesson, but most will stick by your side through crazy storms and choose to love you on your hard days. God will never leave nor forsake you. He hasn't yet, and He never will. He is our one true constant and if we set our sight on Him, the rest begins to fall into place. We understand what lessons certain people were teaching us, and it makes it just a little easier to move forward.
You are kind.
You are strong.
You are brave.
You are smart.
You are loved.
You, my friend, are worthy.
Remind yourself of this every morning when you wake and every night before you go to bed. Your worth is not dependent on another persons opinion of you. It is just that; an opinion.
I don't know about you, but God says you, my friend, and I, are pretty great and I choose to believe that.