In our life, we are not always introduced to the people we actually WANT to meet, instead, sometimes life connects us to people we NEED to meet – to help us, to hurt us, to leave us, to love us, and to gradually strengthen us into the person we were meant to become. When this occurs, it is time to walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. Embrace and surround yourself with those who make you smile, make you feel good, encourage us to grow and allow us to be free and above all allow us to be ourselves. Love the people who treat you right, and pray for the ones who don’t. Forget the negative and focus on the positive. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Making mistakes and falling down is a part of life, but getting back up and moving on is what LIVING is all about. In our lives, we all come across ups and downs, but it is these obstacles which has moulded us for the greater good. Our life has been exactly what it needed to be, all the pain, all the laughter, all the fears, all the fights, all the disappointments, all the triumphs, all the love. We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so we can know who we are, what we can rise from, and how we can still rise, enhance and better ourselves from it. Don’t think you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation we have individually encountered which has brought us to the current moment. And every moment of our life, including this one right now, is a fresh start. If we have the courage to admit when we’re scared, the ability to laugh even as you cry, the nerve to speak up even if our voice is shaking, the confidence to ask for help when we need it, and the wisdom to take it when it’s offered, then we have everything we need to get ourself to a better place. We cannot change all the people around us, but we can change the people we choose to be around. Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. For everything you lose, you gain something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else. You don’t have to like it, but it’s just easier if you do. So pay attention, adjust your perception and your outlook on life. You can either regret or rejoice; it’s your choice.
A good relationship should have three things: eyes that won’t cry, lips that won’t lie and love that won’t die. Trust the one who can see these three things in you: Sorrow behind your smile, love behind your anger and reason behind your silence. It’s not always where we are in our life, but who we have by our side that matters most. Some individuals drain us of all our mental, physical and emotional energy while others provide our soul essential food. Be sure to be in the company of those who feed your spirit, soul, and give the gift of your absence to those who do not appreciate your presence. If you say you’re going to do something, DO IT! If you say you’re going to be somewhere, BE THERE! If you say you feel something, MEAN IT! If you can’t, won’t, and don’t, then DON’T LIE. It’s always wiser to tell people the truth up front. Live in such a way that if someone decided to attack your character, no one would believe it. Live so that when the people around you think of fairness, caring and integrity, live so they think of you. Be honest about what’s right for you in your life, as well as what needs to be changed. Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become. Be honest with every aspect of your life, always. Because you are the one person you can forever count on. Search your soul, for the truth, so that you truly know who you are. Once you do, you’ll have a better understanding of where you are now and how you got here, and you’ll be better equipped to identify where you want to go and how to get there. Enjoy life, all the ups and downs are the for a reason.