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 figure out who you are or who you want to
You never know who these people may be but, when you lock eyes with
them, you know that every moment they will affect your life in some
And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem
horrible, painful and unfair but, upon 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
Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved,
straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and
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.