LESSONS IN LIFE
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
or who 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 very moment that they will
affect your life in some profound way.
And sometimes, things happen to you
And at that time they may seem horrible,
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,
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,
they are the ones who create who you are.
Even the bad experiences 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 to.
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 came make of life anything you wish.
Create your own life and then go out and live it.,,,,