London Low Down
the Friend-Enter the lesson
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 help figure
out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be but when you lock eyes with them,
you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some
profound way. And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may
seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that
without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your
potential, strength, will power 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, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to
nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that
you experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences can be
learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important
If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them
because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of
being cautious to whom you open your heart.
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because
they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and to open
your heart and eyes to little things. Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly
can, for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let
yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high.
Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are
a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in
yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create your own life and then
out and live it.
"If you take your eyes off your goals, all you see are obstacles."