People in Your Life

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 to help you figure out
who you are or who you want to become.

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

Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible,
painful, and unfair at first,
but in reflection you find that without overcoming
those obstacles you would have never realized
your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.

Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness,
and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of
your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they
may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight
flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life,
and the success and downfalls you experience,
help to create who you are and who you become.
Even the bad experiences can be learned from.
In fact, they are sometimes the most important ones.

If someone loves you, give love back to them in
whatever way you can, not only because they love you,
but because in a way, they are teaching you to love
and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

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.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take
from those moments everything that you possibly can
for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people that you have never talked to before,
and listen to what they have to say.

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 donít believe in yourself,
it will be hard for others to believe in you.

You can make anything you wish of your life.
Create your own life and then go out and
live it with absolutely no regrets.
And if you love someone tell them,
for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.

Learn a lesson in life each day that you live!
Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.
Was it worth it?
~Author Unknown~

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June 19, 2014