Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.
Daniell Koepke (via wordsnquotes)

It’s been 11 months seen you left us, and to this very day I don’t believe it, I honestly don’t think I ever will. I still feel as if you are here in the flesh but deep down I know you aren’t and it kills me because I wish I could have done things differently with you but I guess that’s what happens when you take someone for granted. I never expected for you to go, I always thought it’d be me before anyone else in the family but I was wrong. I miss you so much and I will forever feel guilt for treating you like shit from time to time but you were always there for me when I needed you. You drove me from here to there, you saw me cry over a stupid guy that doesn’t even mean crap anymore. You were there for me even though I was the worst sister you possible ever had. I’m sorry and I wish I could take back everything I said and did to make you feel upset but I can’t. What I can do is do what you always told me to do, which was to do good in school, make a better life for myself and only myself because it would only benefit me and to be happy even when you think you’re going insane. I love you and you will forever remain in my heart. Happy birthday brother, I miss you, can’t wait to see you again.