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Updated: Oct 20, 2020

Life is a journey, one that is filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments. All of these experiences together will ultimately lead us to come to remember who we really are, and why we are really here. We all have a reason for having this human experience, we all have a purpose in life.

However, as we journey along our life's path, we will encounter many challenges. Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will come between the paths that we are destined to take. In order to follow the most aligned path, we must overcome these obstacles. Oftentimes these obstacles are really blessings in disguise, only we don't realise that at the time.

Along our journey we will be confronted with many situations, some will be filled with joy, and some will be filled with heartache. How we react (or respond), to what we are faced with determines what kind of outcome our journey through life will be like.

When faced with these obstacles, we have two choices in dealing with the situations.

  • We can focus on the fact that things didn't go how we had hoped they would and let life pass us by, or

  • We can make the best out of the situation and know that these are only temporary setbacks and find the lessons that are to be learned.

As we embark on this journey, we must come to remember that:

Time stops for no one, and if we allow ourselves to focus on the negative we might miss out on some really amazing things that life has to offer. We can't go back to the past, we can only take the lessons that we have learned and the experiences that we have gained from it and move on. It is because of the heartaches, as well as the hardships, that in the end help to make us a stronger person.

The people that we meet on our journey, are people that we are destined to meet. Everybody comes into our lives for a reason and we don't always understand their purpose at the time. Everyone plays some kind of role in your life, with some being with us for a lifetime, and others, for a short time.

It is often those who stay for only a short time that end up making a lasting impression not only in our lives, but in our hearts as well. Although we may not realise it at the time, they will make a difference and change our lives in a way we never could imagine. To think that one person can have such a profound affect on your life forever is truly a blessing. It is because of these encounters that we learn some of life's best lessons and sometimes we even learn a little bit about ourselves.

It's these things that give us strength to continue on with our journey. We know that we can always look back on those times of our past and know that because of the impact of that one person, we are who we are.

Even though people come and go into our lives, our memories last forever in our hearts. They also enable us to continue on with our journey, ready to experience whatever life has in store with us. Sometimes all it takes is one special person to help us look inside ourselves and find a whole other person, that had been hidden. Our eyes are suddenly opened to a world where time is so precious and moments never seem to last long enough.

Throughout this adventure called life, you will receive a lot of advice and insights on how to live your life but when it all comes down to it, you must always do what you feel is right for you.

Always follow your heart, and most importantly don't live with regret. Don't hold anything back. Say what you want to say, and do what you want to do, because sometimes we don't get a second chance to say or do what is in our heart to say or do.

To truly understand this, just look back at the person you were and compare it to the person you are today. Look deep into your soul and realise that the person you are today couldn't exist if it weren't for the things that have happened in the past or for the people that you have met.

Everything that happens in our life happens for us, not to us. Everything happens for a reason and sometimes that means we must face heartaches in order to experience joy.

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