Thursday, September 20, 2007


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 and who you want to become.

You never know who these people
may be: your neighbor, child,
long lost friend, lover, or even a
complete stranger who,
when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment
that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen
to you and at the time they seem
painful and unfair, but in 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 or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments
of true greatness and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, whether
they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight
flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls
you experience create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be
learnt from. In fact, they are probably
the 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 whom you
open your heart.

If someone loves you, love them back
unconditionally, 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.

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 either.
You can make of your life
anything you wish.

Create your own life and then go out
and live in it!

Live each day as if it were your last.

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