Some things we learn along the way

Just a thought… When we were younger, a lot of things were so much easier. We would whine a lot, and things would be better for us. Because we were young, whining was the solution to everything. Or perhaps, just ignoring things and letting them be what they’re supposed to be.

And then, we grow older, and we learn a lot more than we’d expect to learn. Grow old, they said. It will be fine, they said. And here you are, wondering how it passed by too quickly, and how it all even began.

But, of course, there are so many things we’d learn along the way.

The best thing to do is to forgive. We’ve all been there, we’ve all been hurt at some point in our lives. It could be that the person intended to hurt you, or they just didn’t know that they were, but the best thing for you to do is to forgive them and let them grow. Hurt people hurt people, and they probably need to be understood too. Just like everyone else. It’s not easy, but it will be worth it.

Go ahead, cry. Sometimes, crying will make us feel ten times better. Some people would say that it’s a sign of weakness, and that you’re not strong enough to face everything else that life may throw at you. But really, go ahead and cry if you need a cry. It will make your heart feel so much lighter, and then, you can shake it off.

Everything happens for a reason. When Ian and I met (again), he would always say this phrase to me. And I would nod at him and instantly agree. I might have dreamed of the phrase at some point, for crying out loud, even before he found me. Because it’s true… Everything does happen for a reason. Your heart might be broken now, because the Universe is preparing you for something so much better. Savour the moments of pain. Let the sadness flow throughout your body. Things happen to you not because you need to be tortured, but because life is wonderful that way.

People are different from each other. Some of the things I believe in might be bullshit for you. Some of the things I grew up knowing could be something you have always been against about. People are different from each other, and we just need to set our expectations as low as we could, so as we do not get hurt. People will make mistakes, people will hurt you, people will love you, people will not like you. They will have flaws and so many beautiful things about them. But each individual will be different. And you accept them anyway.

Be grateful. It’s not that easy to be grateful, for the good things and the bad. It’s easy to say, but actually really hard to practice. But if you really try and focus more on what you have rather than what you don’t, you’ll eventually get there.

Shit will happen, but it will pass. You know what I mean.

Anything is possible with God. There will be a phase in your life when you’d feel like the whole world is against you or something like that. But you need to remember that as long as God is with you, everything is possible. God is good. You’ll be fine.

There should be so much more we’d learn along the way, but these are, you know, the key points of most of it. Life will either make you or break you, but it will go on, and you should go along with it. At the end of the day, as long as you have faith, things will be better.

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