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 help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You'll never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger). But when you lock eyes with them, you know at the very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
Sometime things will happen to you that may seem horrible, painful and unfair at first. But in reflection you find that without overcoming these obstacles that you would have never realized your true potential, strength, will power or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by mean of luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without this small test, 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 that you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you will become. Even the bad experiences are learned from. In fact, they are the most poignant 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 when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally. 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. Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything you could possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people that you have never talked to before and actually listen.
Let yourself fall in love again, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right too.
Tell yourself that you are a great individual and believe in yourself. For if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you.
You can make your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely NO REGRETS. Most importantly, if you love someone tell him or her, for you NEVER know what tomorrow may have in store. And learn a lesson in life each day you live.
Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday. Was it worth it?
I'm not sure why, but lately, quite a lot of my love ones deactivate their Facebook. Please come back. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.
Adapted from an email