“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

~ Maria Robinson

I am a true believer that things happen for a reason. The hardest part of it, is waiting to find what the reasoning is…if you actually find out at all. There are those that say hard times make you stronger, but you have to want them to make you stronger. In some cases, you will never understand the why’s, because the instant the “thing” happened might be the moment in which it prevented something horrible from happening, in which case you will never know it.

I like to think that some people take the challenging times that life hands them to help others who will follow the same journey as them. There are souls that walk this earth that have no one to turn to, no one to lead their way, no one to tell them that there is a way to get through it. No one to be honest with them, to warn them that it might get harder before it gets better. The test is continuing the fight, and the end result is being a survivor.

You have to want a purpose, something to survive for, a reason to keep fighting. Only you can truly know what that purpose is. Concentrating on that alone, gets me through not knowing the why’s. Not having the answers to so many questions. So it goes back to knowing that I cannot control what others will do or say to me, but I can control how I react and how I let it affect me.

Why give someone the satisfaction of watching you fall? Be proud of what this life has made of you, you cannot do anything about what has happened in the past. You must choose to start living this moment for a better tomorrow. So head up, walk tall, and smile to all those that cross your path. You might just be the person to make a difference to them when no one else would.

from 2010

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