I'm sure we all have "that friend" who turned out to be not quite the person we had hoped they would be. To have a good friend let you down, or betray your trust, or just not be there when you expected they would be, is one of life's biggest disappointments. Investing in friendships is what humanity is all about and when they go pear shaped it kills us a little bit inside.
I loved the quote above - because it's about not just moving on, but moving on well and making your life rich enough that you can leave the memories behind because you have so many other things to focus on. Why waste brain power and emotional energy feeling down about something that can't be changed - holding a grudge or holding on to anger just grows a seed of bitterness. Bitterness ages us and dries us out and makes us unattractive people - nobody wants to be the old misery guts who keeps harking back to that "terrible time when....."
Focus on the true friendships - ones that have weathered storms and grown stronger. One of the many blessings of being a midlife woman is having friendships that go back 20, 30 or even 40 years - what an investment that is! I read the other day that there are three types of people to have as friends:
I would like to be all three of these - inspired, excited and grateful - every day. I'll be focusing on building up those areas of my life and moving forward, rather than dwelling on let downs or disappointments. We all know that life serves us up some less than satisfactory experiences at times, but there are a multitude more that are really great, and those are the ones to look at and grow from.