For today’s post, I’m not going to write a story or poem—I would like to share some quotes and what they mean to me.
Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.
A lot of us seem to believe that life is one big search. I know I did for some time. But focusing on the search leaves you exhausted and heart-broken. The best kind of “finds” are the ones you stumble upon without even looking. It’s those moments where you are actively choosing your path, but without being blinded by the destination. That way you can live in each deliciously detailed moment.
You are created to be real, not perfect.
We are only human. We make mistakes, some bigger than others. But you can’t live life on a pedestal fearing every mistake that can be made. Nor can you expect those closest to you to live up there on that pedestal too. Society has created this idea that we can be perfect, and that that “perfect someone” is out there too. There is no perfection though because we all mess up. The closest we can come to being real depends on what we do to make up for our mistakes. More often than not, our mistakes hurt the people we love most. It’s a shame that we hurt those that we work so hard to protect, but it happens because we are not perfect. The harder you fight to try to achieve perfection, the harder the reality slap will come. Embracing our mistakes and learning from them is what helps us heal. So when that time comes where you make the biggest mistake you could imagine, instead of being hung up on the reality that you are indeed, not perfect, you can focus on doing everything in your power to right your wrongs. What makes us real is the fact that we are willing to accept the responsibility of our mistakes, fight to make up for them, and never give up.
Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better.
& Love must be sincere.
These two are combined because I think they can emphasize each other. We’ve all thought to have hit rock bottom before realizing that was paradise compared to the REAL rock bottom that hits. And let me tell you, when we hit rock bottom, we hit it hard. And it’s okay to accept the punch—embrace the shock wave that comes with it. Strength doesn’t always amount to feigning strength—sometimes true strength is allowing the pain in and refusing to let it break you. You’re biggest fears may come true, and you’ll think you’ll never be able to escape them. But sometimes your biggest fears turn into your biggest strengths. This is where “Love must be sincere” comes in.
For example, our youth can cause us to do reckless things. Sometimes, our recklessness causes us to hurt those we love most in this world. True strength, and true love, is not only being able to ask for forgiveness, but being able to grant forgiveness. Even when forgiveness seems impossible, it is the first step towards becoming stronger. Unable to forgive because you fear that nightmare will come true again is no way to live life and will only hurt you in the future.
Everything happens for a reason.
However the cards fall, they fall for a purpose. Sometimes they open doors, and sometimes they close them. But there is always a reason.
We all go through tough times in life. Times we question ourselves and times we question those around us. Hopefully, some of these quotes, or at the very least one of them, can help you get overcome that rock bottom.
Thank you for reading,
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