Remember: Everything Happens for a Reason

Last night I went to bed upset about something that happened a while ago. Yes, it was random, but sometimes you just remember random things. What I failed to think about was how that situation ended up benefiting me, since I learned from it and grew from it. In my case, I had to learn the hard way that things you think “will never happen to me,” can, indeed, happen. Things don’t just work out the way we expect, we have to work on them to get the results we want.  

I know it’s hard to think about the purpose behind an incident when you haven’t seen the outcome, and you can’t deny how something has made you feel, but you can try to remember that there will eventually be an upside. Whether it’s a missed job opportunity, a hurt relationship, a bad meeting – whatever the situation is – things will work for the better. It’s crazy how a misfortune that affects you at a moment in time will actually end up working to your benefit in the future.

“There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.” -Euripides

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. W. Faris
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 10:15:08

    “Things don’t just work out the way we expect, we have to work on them to get the results we want.” … well said.

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