Everything happens for a reason. I’m a real sucker for this statement. I use it time and time again.
We go through certain situations in life for a reason. Every hardship we go through, we learn a lesson in the end. Even if it isn’t clear in the beginning, when we are aware and willing to learn, we will find a reason.
Everyone goes through tough times throughout their lives.
Sometimes, the answer is simple like getting under the covers a few hour earlier and get a good night sleep. Other times, the answer is more difficult and we have to struggle to get there.
However, there is no magic eraser that can make the past disappear and make our problems go away. Resenting the fact that we’ve gone through unfortunate things doesn’t help our present situations.
In fact, it leaves us stuck. It can leave us in an unhappy place. The only way to get past these feelings is to simply let them go. Let go of the pain we’ve faced and learn the positives that came from these situations.
When you wake up in the morning, you have two choices.
You can wake up on the wrong side of the bed, in a bad mood hating the world. Or, you can wake up on the other side, and smile because you are blessed and alive to live this day any way you want.
Be positive because you have that option. Choose to look at the good in life; all the happiness around you, because I guarantee it’s there. When bad things happen, it can be tough to appreciate them, but something good comes from those events.
I suffered from an eating disorder, and while the disorder wasn’t a positive experience itself, good things have happened because of it. It has made me appreciate every opportunity. I’m more confident, aware, and happy than I’ve ever been before.
Each day, I choose to be grateful, appreciate life, and choose happiness so that I don’t have to live stuck in the past but can look forward to future things to come.
Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
What are you appreciative of today?