Thursday, July 27, 2006

Everything Happens for a Reason

This is truly a beautiful piece - a piece that one can revisit over and over again and each time gain a different insight. Unfortunately, the author is unknown for credit to be given. May you get pleasure and wisdom from it. Enjoy!

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but 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 never realize your potential, strength, willpower or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test 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.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but also because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things. Make every day count. Appreciate everything that you possibly can, for you may never experience it again.

Talk to people whom 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. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

Share this with anyone whom you believe has made a difference in your life!

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


  1. Yes, everything happens for a reason ... and it serves us. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. It is true that everything happens for a reason in which sometimes we would not know what is it about ... I guess life is quirky in its own ways ... But no matter what we still have to believe in ourselves. And have faith; all the time.

  3. Things do happen for a reason...
    The reason however may be known or may not
    The reason, do we want to know or not...
    I'm just crapping I guess...

  4. FH2o, and we grow wiser, hopefully.

    Hey, Kyels, welcome and thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. Yeah, if we could only tell the future, right? But then again, if the future is known, there won't be much fun to look forward to, is there? I agree with you that believing in oneself is important.

    Z, so true - do we want to know or not? Just like contemplating going to a fortune-teller - do we want to know what the future holds? Decisions! Decisions! Whatever - life is for living and most importantly live for and in the present. Am I making sense? Oops!