It’s okay if you love your life + want to protect it. You’re allowed to guard your peace. You don’t have to live a life of craziness or chaos simply because those around you choose to.
Slowing down doesn’t make you weak. Seeking rest doesn’t make you lazy. Talking highly about your children or spouse or your career or your goals doesn’t make you proud, it makes you grateful. It means you’re choosing to focus your energy on all the goodness that surrounds you… because you know if you continue to search for it, you’ll continue to find it.
Don’t get caught up in the noise; the complaining, the toxicity, the trash talking friends. This life is yours to live, choose wisely the words you use and the people you choose to spend it with.