Sometimes we forget our own words, our own strengths, our own knowing… it gets buried underneath our thick stubborn skins we have worked so hard to build. Then along comes a friend(s) to spit those words back at you… those same exact words that you’ve supported them with… and you’re grateful they listened to your yaka-di-yaks. Now it’s my turn to listen…. maybe some of you out there need to hear this too:
“We all go through the crisis time Nikki. I’m glad that you’re starting to recognize and learn more about yourself. Everything happens for a reason. 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 figure out who you are, or who you want to become. And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, your strength, will power, or the capacity of your heart. Moments like these all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be smoothly paved, straight, flat road to no where. Safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. The successes and downfalls that you experience create who you are.”
My favorite part: “dull and utterly pointless…” the way my life would be without the whirlwind of challenges. Love you my friend!