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Sometimes Life Challenges Us Because That Is The Only Way For Us To Grow

Sometimes Life Challenges Us Because That Is The Only Way For Us To Grow

Hey, I know you know that everything happens for a reason.

I mean, we’ve all heard about that somewhere. Maybe we’ve read it in an article, maybe we’ve seen in a movie.

I know that it is most likely that someone has already told you that everything that happens to you had a bigger purpose than you can actually imagine.

I just can’t help but notice that look on your face. You seem like you don’t believe in this. You are convinced that “everything happens for a reason” is just one big cliché that people say to comfort each other.

Well, let me tell you something.

You may believe it or not, it is your choice. But regardless of what you choose to do, that is the only truth that really matters in life.

That’s right.

Things indeed happen for a reason and nothing you ever experience in life is in vain.

Every person that comes into your life, every heartbreak, every pain, every tear that you shed happens to you because you have to learn something.

I know it’s hard for you to understand all of this because you’ve been through many painful experiences in life. Experiences that you did nothing to deserve them. But have you ever stopped to think that if it weren’t for those obstacles in your life, you wouldn’t be the person you are today?

You haven’t thought about it that way, have you?

Well, it is the truth. Sometimes life gives us lemons and we refresh ourselves with a lemonade. But sometimes, it gives us the things that we never ever expected to get. Sometimes it gives us pain. Pain that we’ve never really did anything to deserve it.

Big, gray clouds fill the clouds with darkness and suddenly, the sun that shone upon us is gone. We feel lost and confused. It seems like it was only yesterday when we were sipping on our ice-cold lemonade and life was good. And now all of a sudden, we are hurt and scared. We wonder where we went wrong… We wonder what our next step should be…

It sounds terrifying, I know. But it is life.

And that is how we grow.

It is hard to understand if you haven’t already been through something like this, but each time life challenges you, you change. Each time you are forced to get out of your comfort zone and face something different, you get the opportunity to learn from your mistakes and rise even higher. Every time destiny knocks you down, it gives you the chance to stand up and become even stronger than you once were.

Only… There’s one trick. It all depends on you. You decide whether you will get up, learn your lesson and keep moving or you will let the pain discourage you from ever trying again and you will forever hide in your comfort zone.

There will be times when you will be grateful for everything that you have.

But there will also be times when life will challenge you and force you to fall down.

Don’t resist the second ones.

Life is not only rainbows and pink skies. It is also thunderstorms and heavy rains.

Let your experiences teach you the lessons you need to learn.  Let your scars and wounds serve as reminders of the path you took to become the person you are today. And please, whatever happens, be thankful for every challenge that life faces you with.

Reinvent yourself and become the best version of yourself.

Stephanie Reeds