There are three types of people in the world that can be compared to leaves branches and roots !
People who are like leaves on a tree, leave. They were only meant to be in our life temporarily and for a season. Leaves, like most friendships, are beautiful in the beginning, but often take more than they’re willing to give and only offer temporary relief and support. They were never meant to be permanent because once seasons change, they will “blow away”, they leave.
People who are like branches are the ones who tell you, “You can depend on me, I’ll always be there for you,” are the same ones when conflict arises or there is an issue, they will find any reason to back off or leave. Friendships that are like branches are easily broken because the person leaving decides the friendship isn’t worth any more effort.
People who are like roots of a tree are permanent. Friendships who go through everything, hell and back, and still stand strong are friends worth keeping. They’re friendships worth fighting for.
A tree could have a hundred million branches but it only takes a few roots down at the bottom to make sure that tree gets everything it needs. When you get some roots, hold on to them but the rest of it… just let it go. Let folks go.