Sometimes people come into your life and you know
right away that they were meant to be there...to serve
some sort of purpose, to teach you a lesson or to help
you figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know when these people might appear,
but when you lock eyes with them,
you know that every moment you
spend with them, they will affect your life
in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you that
may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in
reflection you realize that without overcoming these
obstacles you would have never realized your
potential, your strength, your willpower,
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 life's challenges, 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 help create who you are,
and the bad experiences can be learned from.
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 the essence of life
which is love.
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 to what they say.
Let yourself fall in love, break free
from any limitations to loving another
and set your sights high.
Hold your head up because you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a unique individual.
Believe wholly in yourself.
For truly and indisputably
there is no other person quite
like the being that you are.