“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.” – Oprah Winfrey
While there may be unpleasant situations that happen in life, they are lessons nonetheless. Lessons that are meant to be learnt from, and provide us with the tools to effectively cope with similar situations in the future. They are meant to provide us with wisdom, intuition, perspective, and guidance. We are able to grow physically, psychologically, and spiritually, and become a better ‘version’ of our previous self.
There have been many occasions that I was blind to the reason behind particular positive or negative situations that occurred in my life. For some, I still have not been able to understand why things happened the way they did, but I have faith that one day the intent will be revealed to me.
“People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.”
Here are some lessons I have learned from the people that have entered my life:
Being cheated on taught me the value of loyalty and honesty.
I have learned self-love and self-worth when I became exhausted trying to live up to someone else’s expectations.
Losing someone taught me to be grateful of life and my loved ones still living.
Change has taught me to just go with the flow.
Fear has taught me to be strong.
Worry has taught me that it is nothing more than fear over the unknown, and something I have little control over.
Relationship endings have taught me to never settle for less than I deserve, and to let go.
Depression has taught me how great happiness feels.
Distance has taught me that no matter where you are in the world, you will always be connected by heart.
Lack of time and availability has taught me to value quality over quantity.
Lost friendships have taught me that not everyone is meant to stay in your life forever (and that it is okay). People change as they grow and sometimes your values, beliefs and rituals may longer align with previous relationships.
I have learned if things are truly meant to be, then they will just be.
Every person and significant event that occurs during your life span truly helps you to become stronger, wiser, kinder, and ultimately happier.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
-Rachel Page ♥
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