Everything Happens For a Reason – (Author Unknown)

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away they were meant to be there. They serve some 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; your roommate, your neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger who, 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 and at the time they seem horrible, painful, or unfair, but in reflection you will realize that without overcoming those obstacles, you would never have realized your potential, strength, will power of heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments or sheer greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of the soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses, or relationships, life would be like a smooth paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life and successes and downfalls you experience, they are the ones who create who you are. Even the bad experience can be learned from….those lessons are the hardest, and probably the most important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance about 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 opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people you’ve never talked to before, and actually listen, let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it. I wish you all the best in your endeavors as well as your struggles in life. Have a fighting spirit and never hesitate to get back in the struggle!


  1. Thank You! It seems to me that I have read something similar to this before, but today was the day I needed to reread it and really appreciate it for myself and what is happening in my life at this moment in time. I tried to comment on who is Gusto also ~ you are!, and the name fits. enjoy your day, you have helped me in enjoying mine. Thanks again, Angela

  2. Thank you Angela. I have to remind my-self about this particular piece on a regular basis. People come. People go. Not holding grudges or resentments towards those who've left, those we deeply cared for, is the difficult part. But a must for our sanity and emotional health!

  3. Yes I agree and thank you for this constant encouragement Gus. I do think that we create who we are and what we live, I am learning; and I want to add that I have learned that WE are responsible not just for what we take to relationships, but also for what we allow in them. This is so important for us to remember. I have been the biggest self-made failure through self-loathing, and am turning that around. We must constantly think of every moment as the "present" and be aware of what we bring to it as well as what we allow into it. Thanks for your writing it is so very inspring! Namaste.

  4. PS your blog is evolving nicely : ) and is even helping me to learn about blogging! ha!

  5. This is my first time to go through your blog and as in always it has helped me with whatever it is I am going through right now. On your Facebook account, I would take some pieces of your words, ‘share or keep it as nuggets of gold to get me by and last each and everyday (regardless of what kind of day I am having)… smiling and still thankful for the kind of life that God has blessed me with. Thank you.

    • Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment Erika. And thank you for sharing. I’m here to help people the best I can, with God’s guidance and grace. God Bless you!

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