This weeks Monday Motivation quote is one that is very well known, and I suspect is one that I think many relate to:
I think this is one of those quotes that some people can really relate to but I also think some people don’t agree or believe in this. But it leads me to many other thoughts (and quotes)!
I am a huge believer of fate. I really think that everything takes place for purpose. And I believe we are absolutely meant to meet the people that cross our paths, so this quote means even more to me.
There are people in my life who I will never see again (sadly) but that have had such an enormous impact on me , of which they’ll never know or realise. These are people I am certain I was supposed to meet; people who have taught me about myself, who have made me stronger even through shit times, people who have made me realise I can be 100% be myself and be loved, and who I have loved in return. These are the sort of people who have helped mould me into who the person I now am; someone I am proud to be.
I think you learn from everything in life; every heartbreak you endure, every friendship, those you bump into by complete chance and yet they are the ones who end up leaving a lifelong impact on you. Some people hurt you, be it intentional or not, and when you go through that pain you think nothing will ever be bright again. But in hindsight, these are the people who make you stronger. Because you do move forward, you do move on, and you often do so by leaning on those who love you, who you’re close to. And in turn, they are the people who encourage you to accept yourself, flaws and all. Both people, both ends of the spectrum; heartache, pain, hurt as well as love, support, and acceptance, both circumstances mould you into you. They make you learn the lessons. It makes you stronger, makes you wiser, makes you accept you’re a good person, because otherwise those around you wouldn’t love you and support you.
I am so grateful for all those who have come into my life and impacted it. Those who have challenged me, hurt me, taught me, pushed me, encouraged me, loved me, accepted me, laughed with me, laughed at me (who’s laughing now)! There are some extra special people who know, as they read this, the special place they have in my heart. The best friends, the favourites, the special ones. I love them too, flaws and all.
Because flaws are everything – they make the imperfections beautiful.
These things don’t just happen. The way you meet people may be random, how you stumble upon friendships, but the intention is never random. If you ask me, these things are utterly intentional, thanks to fate. And I appreciate that massively.