KC: Even though they didn’t invite me to join the outing. I understand they are uncomfortable with my setting a boundary. I honor my hurt feelings and am open to finding new ways to connect.
KC: Even though I can’t talk to this old friend anymore because they simply are not on my same path. I acknowledge my loss and am open to still holding them in my heart and remember them in cards and in my heart.
KC: Even though I’m afraid I won’t have any friends left. I’m open to seeing this differently.
EB: They are ostracizing me
SE: It hurts
UE: We just don’t share the same interests
UN: They don’t want me in their life unless I go along with their program
CH: They don’t understand
CB: A true friend wants you to be happy and takes you for what you can share with them
UA: Maybe it’s just in sharing cards
TH: Maybe it’s just in sharing funny e-mails
EB: I can still honor the good times
SE: Without living in the past and all the limiting behaviors
UE: It hurts to be shut out
UN: It hurts to see how inflexible and punishing they can be
CH: Yet, I am developing deeper and more honest friendships with the new people in my life
CB: I have to be true to the person I am becoming
UA: It’s okay to feel the hurt and disappointment
TH: It does feel good to be honest with what feels good for me
EB: I like not judging others
SE: I like just accepting others
UE: I like focusing on the joyful and fun things in life
UN: Rather than focusing on the negative
CH: It’s okay to feel the pain
CB: I’ll find a new way of relating to my old friends
UA: Cards and emails are a good start
TH: I honor the person I was and am so grateful for the person I am becoming
Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth- ahhhh
CB: Everyday and in everyway I give myself permission to change and to find new ways to still feel connected to the friends that just can’t change.
When fear starts creeping in tap on the UE and say: “I give myself permission to find new ways to still honor the past and honor my present and future.”