“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
I wish I could be the kind of person who could just let life happen, roll with the ups and downs, see that the good outweighs the bad…but I am not that person. I question, I doubt, I worry…because life is full of unknowns. The only thing we can be certain of is what lies within our own soul.
Society has made us rely on the acceptance of what others see us as. We lie in waiting…are we good enough, do we fit the right mold, did we say the right words? And how much of what we say and do are actually the true accounts of what we are? Or do we conform ourselves into what we think is acceptable to everyone else?
Life happens…every moment of every day, people come and people go. We are faced with choices that affect how we are viewed by those who love us, who hate us, or simply don’t care about us. So why alter, why change anything at all? Be you…and all that you stand for. Because the very people you put so much effort into accepting you today are the very same people who may not be such an important part of your life tomorrow. Allow yourself to trust, to love, and to break…because that is what distinguishes us from being lost among the vastness of the commonality of life, and that is where greatness comes from.