Everything Happens For A Reason

"Everything happens for a reason.  Nothing happens by chance or by means of good 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, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.  Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.  The people you meet affect your life.  The successes and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, and 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 because 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 open your heart and eyes to little things.

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."

~ Author Unknown

The above was posted today on Positive Thoughts' Facebook page.  I am a huge fan of their posts.  Today...well, it wasn't the day for this one; today this Pollyanna is struggling to play the Glad Game.  I am trying, but it is SO hard.  I need it, but I need a big juicy hamburger more (and honestly part of that is for medicinal purposes).

I pray for each of you that on those days you cannot lift yourself up, that you recognize God all around you in the little things.  Some days...that is all you have...and that is okay.

Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)

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