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 you figure out who you are and what you want to become. You never know who these people may be ; your roommate, your neighbour, professor, long lost friend, lover or even a complete stranger who, when 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 they seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection, you realise that without overcoming those obstacles, you would never have realised your potential, strength, will power.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck, illness, injury, love, lost moments or true greatness and sheer stupidity. All occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smooth paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet who affect your life and successes and downfalls you experience, they are the ones who create who you are. Even the bad experience can be learned from. Those lessons are the hardest and probably the most 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 everyday count, appreciate every moment et 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. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.
I wish you all the best in your endeavors as well as struggles in life. Have a fighting spirit and never hesitate to get back in the struggle.
There is a chinese proverb that says : “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The other best time is now.”
When you look at your life, you may have regrets, you may wish you could turn back the hands of time to change some things or to start some new things earlier. The truth is, as long as we still cling to the past, we cannot fully embrace the future.
NOW is the time to let go. NOW is the time to forgive yourself and forgive others. NOW is the time to tell that person I LOVE YOU! NOW is the time to take that new job. NOW is the time to get more skills. NOW is the time to use your gifts.
We have the same shoes but we don’t have the same pace. We live in the same building but we don’t have the same view. Count your blessings. The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best out of everything. Be grateful for what you have and know that you are unique. Nobody can sing the way you do! Nobody can write poem the way you do! Nobody can paint the way you do! Nobody has your fingerprint.
Take full responsability for your life. Change your direction and you will change your destination. It’s never too late to STEP INTO YOUR GREATNESS.