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The Story of Life

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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, worker, 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 when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back



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