Everything Happens For A Reason

Sometimes people come into your life
 and you know right away,
 that they were meant to be there...
to serve some sort of purpose,
 teach you a lesson
or help you figure out who you are
or who you want to become.

You never know
 who these people may be
 but when you lock eyes with them,
you know that very moment that
they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
at the time that may seem horrible,
painful and unfair,
but in reflection, you realize
that without overcoming those obstacles,
you would have never realized your
potential, strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good luck.

Illness, injury, love,
lost moments of true greatness
and sheer stupidity, all occur
 to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests,
life would be like a smoothly paved,
straight, flat road to nowhere.
Safe and comfortable
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet affect your life.
The successes and downfalls
that you experience,
can create who you are
and the bad experiences,
can be learned from.

In fact,
they are probably the most
 poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you,
betrays you or breaks your heart,
forgive them
because they have helped you learn
 about  trust and the importance of being cautious
 to whom you open your heart to.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love,
and open your heart and eyes to little things.

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 to.

Tell yourself
you are a great individual
and believe in yourself,
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you.

You can make of your life anything you wish.
       Create your own life and then go out and live it
with absolutely no regrets.

Most importantly,
if you love someone tell them,
for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.
And learn a lesson in life each day you live.

Please send this to anyone who you believe
 has made a difference in your life!

"If you take your eyes off your goals,
all you see are obstacles.."

(Author Unknown)

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