As I write this Ryan, you are in school. My 2nd grader approaching his 8th birthday. You are making lots of news friends and forming some special bonds with your classmates. I know you love it. And so do I.
I tell you this on occasion, and never want you to forget that friends will come and go. It’s great to make new friends, but it’s OK if you’re not friends with everyone. Not everybody wants to be your friend Ryan. And quite honestly a lot of kids will probably say mean things about you as life goes on. Even adults get nasty with each other.
But you can’t let stuff like that bring you down. Does it hurt when someone doesn’t like you? Sure. Do you feel like crying once in a while, wondering if you did anything wrong? Yep. But is it the end of the world? Absolutely not.
So as you meet new people, always remember that there isn’t enough room in life to keep everybody. Focus on the people who WANT to be in your company. Learn from and remember the good times of those from your past, and don’t ever think something is wrong with you when a classmate no longer wants anything to do with you. Sometimes people change and just aren’t compatible anymore. But when you lose a friend, you’re just making room in the universe for someone new to enter your life. 🙂