Why The Saying, 'Everything Happens for a Reason' Is Always True

Why The Saying, 'Everything Happens for a Reason' Is Always True

A person is shaped by the experiences they live through.
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I am a strong believer in that everything happens for a reason. As individuals, we go through problems, setbacks, and emotional tragedies. However, we also go through happy moments in our lives, something as small as a fun day with friends or something as big as your wedding day. All of these come together to make someone whole. A person is shaped by the experiences they live through. The tougher the situation, the stronger a person arises from it. The happier the moment, the more a person strives to get to that place again and when one does, one will be more grateful for those fruitful moments.

You may be in a tough situation that is tearing you down. You may be struggling to find yourself. You may be fighting the social norms to be yourself. Whatever the case may be, you got this. You are stronger than you present yourself. We all try to hide our emotions and put up an image for others to hide our weaknesses. We don’t want to be a burden. However, we are all human and we all go through the same thing. So let down your walls. You can show weakness. You don’t always have to be strong. You can be human.

So I am here to cheer you on. I am here to tell you that everyone is struggling with an issue as well. Whatever you are going through, I will be here to support you. I want to let you know that whatever decision you make, it’s your life and you are making the right choice. From this point on, you will learn from this experience. You will step away from it with another piece to add to your puzzle. A puzzle that makes you who you are. Each piece was created from your happiest and darkest moments to paint a picture unique only to you that is more beautiful and greater than those of Picasso’s.

If you are sad, you will feel the warmth of happiness again. If you are happy, then revel in that moment because it may pass. This is life. When our noses are stuffy, we wonder why we weren’t grateful for when we could breathe in the fresh, crisp air. When we are shivering in the cold of Winter, we wonder when we can run free in under the hot rays of the sun. When we are swept away in the chaos of our lives, we only look to the future, the better, and forget to be thankful and soak in the present. The situation you are in may honestly suck; however, just understand that it’s only a journey up from here. So you got this – I believe in you, buddy.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.

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Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!

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