In contrast to my previous blog, and just to show how much of a roller coaster life is, last night going into this morning was probably the worst night I have had in years. I cannot even begin to explain how I feel, nor do I even want to. But here is something that I always read whenever life hits me with a punch.
I actually got it from my 8th grade advanced math teacher Ms. Arnold on my last day in junior high school. She was certainly not a favourite teacher of mine, but I automatically fell in love with it, as I read it together with a friend, it bringing tears to both of our eyes. It always makes me feel even just a little bit better in times of turmoil, so I thought I would share it with you all.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they are meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are or what you want to become. You never know who these people may be; your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover or even a complete stranger who when you lock eyes with them you know that at every 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 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 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 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 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 for they have helped you LEARN more 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.
Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everythingyou possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people you have never talked to before & 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 not, 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 it.