I know, I know...that saying is so cliche. But it's accurate. Everything does, in fact, happen for a reason.
It's so easy to say this, but it's not always easy to believe in it. This past month has been very trying...it's been one thing after another with little to no down time. And that doesn't make it the easiest to cope (think tired and stressed and pulled in 8,000 directions).
I've relied a lot on prayer and a lot on this statement. When something doesn't go my way or the way I thought it would, I try (sometimes very hard) to not get upset. It just means that whatever was supposed to happen...or whatever I wanted to happen...was not the right or best thing to happen.
For instance, in mid-January, we had tenants ready to sign a lease for February 1. We thought everything was good to go...we were super excited and ready to get everything going. And then it all fell through.
It was so frustrating.
But I kept the mantra going in my head...everything happens for a reason.
It doesn't always make sense...and it may not be the answer or action/reaction you wanted, but that doesn't make it the wrong thing.
It's really true...God does have our backs. Always. I've had to learn to let go of what I thought my future would look like...what my life was "supposed to" look like in my head. And realize that God has so many better things in store for me.
Just because it doesn't go my way doesn't mean it's the end of the world. In fact, it often means there are *better* things out there for me! When I thought I was being shorted or misdirected, more often than not, I was actually being guided to something bigger and better and more suited for me!
So while I know it is much easier to say and to tell you to try to do this, it is something that can become habit. Yes, life throws us curveballs... All. The. Time. But that's the beauty of life...it is a journey and one that we are here to enjoy and to LIVE!!
And yes, I promise...everything does happen for a reason!!! You may not get it right away...you may question it and wonder why life is so unfair...you may get angry and upset and throw around some choice words!
But next time, trust that there is a reason behind it! Have faith that God knows what is best for you!
Here's the long and the short of it....
Life. Is. Good.
Even when things are going badly, when you think there is no hope...remember that. Life is good. It may not be peaches and cream all the time, but know there are always things going on in the background that will lead you exactly where you need to be.
In my experience, this has always been the case for me. I love my life. I am so grateful for all the things I have in my life. Even when things look ugly (and believe me, there are days I don't feel like there's anything to be grateful for).
My life is amazing. I woke up this morning. I have yummy food on my table (well, in my fridge for now). I have an amazing boyfriend, an ornery dog, and his beautiful children (all who love me for exactly who I am).
See - I feel better already :)
What do you have to be grateful for today? I'd love to hear from you! How is your life absolutely amazing?
With love and wellness,