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 or who you want to become. You’ll never know who these people may be, your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover or even a complete stranger.
When you lock your eyes with them, you’ll know that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way. And sometimes things happen to you and at the time they may seem horrible, painful and unfair….but in reflection you’ll realize that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential, strength and your willpower or heart.
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’ll open your heart to. But if someone loves you, love them back conditionally. 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.
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 and sheer stupidity all occurred to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they were events, illnesses or relationships, 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 successes, and downfalls you experience, they are ones who create you to become who you are. Even the bad experiences can be learned. Those lessons are the hardest and probably the most important ones. Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possible can, for you may never able to experience it again.
Talk to people you 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 either. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.
It takes strength to stand guard,
It takes courage to let you down your guard.
It takes strength to conquer
It takes courage to surrender.
It takes strength to feel a friend’s pain
It takes courage to feel your own pain.
It takes strength to hide your own pains,
It takes courage to show them.
It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on another.
It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.
It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.
If you feel you have neither, may the world hug you today with its warmth, and love.
Some people promise forever but couldn’t stay a minute.
Some people say they will be there but they couldn’t care less.
But there are those who say they would stay for a while but never left.