Yesterday, the first cotillion dance was last night. This dance really snuck up on us due to being so close to the beginning of the new school year. So my friends & I had no clue what to wear! After our national charity league meeting, we went to the mall and went straight to finding animal print tights/shirts. The theme was welcome to the jungle. Our first stop was at Forever 21 which is really one of the main stores that has all kinds of crazy clothing girls here love.
While we were on our hunt, we ran into one of our other two great friends and started to talk about how were seeing everyone we know/ how excited we were about tonight. Then in the middle of our great conversation, I see this girl whom I am no longer friends with and her boyfriend. I could tell she wasn't exactly thrilled to see me, but was quite excited to see my other friends I was talking with. We exchanged "fake hugs," and before negative thoughts started to pop up, I told myself why am I going down that path again. I thought I had forgiven this person and could move on to another route to friends who accepted me for who I am, but in reality I don't think I ever did last year completely forgive.
So I decided that yesterday in that moment at the Forever 21 store she will be completely forgiven/I will try even better to get rid of any negative thoughts I might possess again about her. Negative thoughts fill the brain with dirtiness & weighs us down and I don't need that. I just have to accept her personality and respect her as a person & I can continue to love the good friends I surround myself around! After I forgave her, I could almost feel the invisible weights falling off and feel more like who I am which is smiley, free spirited, and caring Katie(: