Tides of Life
At the beach when the tide is going out,
the waves recede and it seems
that nothing is happening in the sea.
But the truth is that the great swells
are gathering strength beneath the waters,
building energy for the time
the tide will return...
It's similar to times in our lives
when something we have depended on
is goneand we are left
with a feeling of emptiness and sadness.
At times like this we can take heart
Knowing that an unseen strength
is building within us.
And if we can only be patient
relying on a sure faith,
the tide of life will turn
and happiness and fulfillment
will once again return to us.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they
were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be; your roommate, neighbor,
professor, long lost friend, lover or even a complete stranger who, when you
lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you and at the time they may seem
horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without
overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your
potential,strength, will power or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good
or bad 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, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would
be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and
comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you
experience, they are the ones who create who you are. Even the bad
experiences can be learned from... those lessons are the hardest and probably
the most important 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
to who 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 opening your
heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.
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 either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.
Create your own life and then go out and live it.
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