Everything Happens for a Reason

My happy place

This is a cliche that I have always found hard to get completely behind. For many years I would say that “most things happen for a reason.” It’s a cliche that one can say in good times and bad. But what happens when something challenging happens that is out of your control?

In times of struggle and change, I try to continue to search for meaning in my life. I have found that if I give myself time to focus my energy, I can find the reason that things happen.

When you think about it, most of our life is about the perspective we take. When I can, I try to edit my own life story. Check out this story from NPR about using this strategy to make you happier.

I could say that I had a really bad week. Or I could say that I am in a safe, beautiful home with people I love. I am typing on a computer that will rapidly share my thoughts with people who support me. And I could instead say, “I had A week.” Whenever possible, I try to not place judgement on my experiences. (This is very challenging, though!)

In the grand scheme of things, we are just a speck on the timeline of human history. A tiny human on the gigantic marble, blue, and green Earth. And guess what, “None of us make it out alive!”

So, enjoy your time with the people you love. Life is short, but deep. Keep on swimming! That’s my plan.

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