Surround yourself with people that won’t act two-faced or turn on you, and continue to be genuine souls inside and out. Avoid hypocrites. It’s hard to find people like this, but when you do, go on all kinds of adventures with them. Bask in their happiness, and remind them how much they mean to you, constantly. Be with people that you aren’t afraid to be completely honest and open with; people that constantly make you laugh or feel good about being you, and feel good about life. Be with people that challenge your creative passions and believe in you, as well as encourage you to believe in yourself. Be with people that will stick by you even when you are at your lowest point or are going through a rough patch in life. Be with people that aren’t afraid to give all of themselves to you, when you want to give all of yourself to them. The older I get, the more and more valuable these all become to me. Go on adventures with the people that lift you up. Make stories with them. All the toxic people that ever brought you down in your past no longer matter.
Smile on those days where you feel like smiling, for those days you don’t, it’s alright. Life always moves forward. Each new day will bring a new story.