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Sometimes...

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 to help you figure out who you are or who you want
to become.

You never know who these people may be. Possibly your roommate,
neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete
stranger, but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very
moment they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful,
and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming
those obstacles you would have never realized your potential,
strength, willpower, or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by
means of good 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, 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 you meet who affect your life, and the success and
downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you
become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact,
they are probably the most poignant and 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 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. Make every day count.

Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that
you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people that 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, it will be hard for others to believe in you.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and
then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.

Most importantly, if you love someone tell them, for you never know what
tomorrow may have in store. And learn a lesson in life each day you live.