Everything Happens for a Reason

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?

Practice What You Preach

Communicating with others is critical to having relationships in our lives. It can be used to send messages to other people who don’t know our thoughts or intentions. When we speak, it allows people to see our opinions and how we are as a person.

Sending our message out into the world is so important, we want people to hear what we have to say and who we are. This also means we need to practice what we preach. Making sure to communicate with others what you believe in yourself.

While words are an important part of communication, they also require actions to follow up on our beliefs. Words are not useful if we don’t follow up with what we are saying. We need to take action on our belief system. We give our power away to our fears if we fail to act on them.

I know that to break beliefs and the control they have over me, I have to give into these thoughts and take actions to overcome them. Taking the power away from that fear, and giving back that power to myself. No one wants fears to control their lives.

Each time we listen to a negative thought or belief, it makes it harder to listen to our healthy voice. It gives our power away and strengthens the fears.

We can always say we need to do “x” to overcome a belief, but the only way to truly move forward is to provide the actions to overcome the thoughts.

I know what needs to be done, I need to apply actions not just words to my daily life. This can be said with any disease, disorder, or fear that is holding us back in life. Practice what you preach. Simple, but effective.

Do you have a hard time applying positive actions to your thoughts? Are you good at practicing what you preach?