Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are and/or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your college roommate, neighbour, professor, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger), but when you first meet them, you know at the very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way and sometime things will happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming these obstacles that you would have never realized your true potential, strength, will power, or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by mean of good luck. I worked every single day to get here. I am truly blessed and fortunate to have this life. Over the years, I realized that illness, injury, love (lost and found), lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of who you are and what you could become. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.
The people that you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you will become. Even the bad experiences are learned from. In fact, I do believe they are the most poignant ones.
I used to be spiteful and bitter about broken relationships. Cynical about love. I complained about it so much that I forgot to do anything about it. Over the last 3 years, I forgot to fall in love again. I became afraid of those four words. I associated it with weakness, a distraction and simply a waste of time
And I met my random stranger.
I now realise that 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 when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things. Life is about taking risks and falling in love is the most rewarding risk of all.
Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything you could possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. I am guilty of spending 16 hour work day or 90 hour work weeks. But, I found my passion. For me, it’s 16 hour days of talking to new people, listening to their experiences and problems, thinking creatively, drafting craftily, listening to my boss. I honestly cannot see two-third of my day spent any other way. I pray that everyone can find theirs. Honestly, work is not work if you are passionate about what you do.