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 to help you figure out who you are or who you want to
become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, teacher,
fraternal brother or sister, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger), but
when you lock eyes with them, you know that at that very moment they will affect your life
in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you that may seem
horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming
those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or
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 the small tests,
whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet who affect your life, and the
success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even
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, for
they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to when you
open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because
they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your
heart and eyes to things. Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment and take from those
moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people that 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 dont believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can
make 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 finally, enjoy looking forward to learning a new
lesson each day and enjoying the journey.