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  • Monday Motivation – Everything Happens For A Reason

    Morning Everyone,

    This weeks Monday Motivation quote is one that is very well known, and I suspect is one that I think many relate to:

    everything_happens_for_a_reasonI 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.

    img_3728There 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.

    img_3726I 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.






    1. December 5, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Amen! I totally believe in fate and I love all the quotes you have chosen. Sometimes it’s only with hindsight we realise why someone was so important to us at a certain time. Alison x #MarvMondays
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    2. December 5, 2016 / 8:51 am

      Oo I believe in fate too and meeting people for the right reason that was meant to happen. This gave me the shivers a little as I’ve had a couple of experiences in life that really support this. I don’t believe it was coincidence. Really enjoyed reading this lovely xx #MarvMondays

    3. December 5, 2016 / 10:19 am

      I couldn’t agree with you more. Nobody comes into our lifes by the way, or by accident. There’s always a reason, always something you need to learn from that person or you need to teach that person something. It goes both ways. And everything, the good, the bad, all happens for a reson, as you say. And believing in that kind of life-concept, makes the difference of how you percieve the world. It’s a much better world, at least for me:) #MarvMondays

    4. December 5, 2016 / 10:32 am

      I love this Fi, and I have literally just been writing something very similar. I’ve been feeling sad lately about people who are no longer a part of my life but I think you’re completely right, people come in and out of your life for a reason. I really struggled with your initial quote for a long time, when we lost Joseph we had so many people tell us that everything happens for a reason, and I couldn’t think of even one reason why I baby would die, but now, with hindsight I can see that he not died, my first marriage may not have broken down, and I wouldn’t have met Gaz or had Eva, Megan and Harry. I think sometimes trying to rationalise and find a reason for things happening can be really therapeutic. xxx P.S I’m hugely grateful that you came into my life! xxx
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        December 7, 2016 / 7:43 am

        Ah honey this made me have a little tear – what an amazing thing to say and I feel the same, I am so glad we met <3 Your attitude is hugely inspiring I think you're amazing! xx

    5. December 6, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Love a good quote, really makes you think sometimes x

    6. December 7, 2016 / 7:56 am

      I never used to be a believer in fate until recently when things have been happening which make me wonder if things do happen for a reason! I try not to live with regrets as you can’t change the past, so I guess in that respect I know that everything does happen for a reason! Love that last quote as well, perfect doesn’t exist!! #MarvMondays

    7. December 8, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Yep I believe things happen for a reason. The only times I question it though are when you see horrendous things on the news and I just think, well hang on, why did that family suffer that trauma or why did this catastrophe happen? Surely not for a reason. But I agree that when we go through a heartache or disappointment, it’s for a reason and perhaps that’s just our way of rationalising it. We don’t meet people by accident…love it. Thanks for joining us at #candidcuddles
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    8. December 8, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      I love this post so much!! I agree with all of this – that nothing is random, things happen as they are meant to happen & that people come into our lives to teach us. It might seem like they are against us but they may be bringing us something we need to achieve. I adore your quotes every weekly lovely, thanks so much for joining us at #candidcuddles xx
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    9. December 12, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Gorgeous. I have really embraced the positives in 2016 and tried to let go of any animosity and negativity towards others. Obviously I do occasionally get drawn in to a good old gossip, but I’ve read so many inspiring blogs (like yours) I honestly feel it’s made me a better person xx
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