Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were
meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose; teach you a lesson, or help
figure out who you are, and who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be: your neighbor, child, long lost friend,
or even a stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very
moment that they will affect your life, in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you, and at the time they seem painful and
unfair, but in reflection you realize, that without overcoming those obstacles,
you would have never realized your potential strength, or your hearts desire.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good
or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, as well as
experiencing sheer stupidity; all occur to test the limits of your soul.
Without these small tests, whether they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a paved straight flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet who affect your life, and the successes and downfalls you
experience, create who you are, and even the bad experiences can be learned
from; in fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.
If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them; for they
have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom
you open your heart...
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love
you, but because they are teaching you to love, and opening your heart and eyes
to things you would have never seen or felt without them.
Make every day count. Appreciate every moment, and take from it everything that
you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again...
Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let
yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high...
Hold your head up, because you have every right too. Tell yourself you're a
great person and believe in yourself... for if you don't believe in yourself, no
one else will believe in you either.
Create your own life and then go out and live in it! "Live Each Day As If It
Were Your Last... Tomorrow is Not Promised."
- Author Unknown -