“The hardest thing about “everything happens for a reason” is waiting for that reason to show up.” – Karen Salmansohn
Over the last five years, I’ve fully embraced the notion that everything happens for a reason.
As a younger man, I was too jaded and quick tempered to understand the reality and possibility of this concept. But now well into my 40’s, I’ve seen this notion repeated time and time again. Not only in my own life, but the lives of those around me.
I suppose one might say that such a statement is nothing more than being hopeful. Good or bad, we want to believe that our current circumstances are not for naught. That our daily struggles and discoveries are part of a destiny, which will reveal itself in good time.
Perhaps losing employment is pushing us to rethink where we’re going and what we ultimately want to do in our careers.
Moving to a new city or state may reaffirm value to the place we once called home.
The end of a relationship will remind us we’re worth more than simply settling for less.
John Mayer writes, “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”
Nothing is an accident in life.
The reasons may not always be timely, but they’ll come nonetheless. And while we may not always be willing to accept them, they will provide clarity.
We’re naïve to live our lives without believing that everything happens for a reason.
But it’s truly a sad day when you’ve learned nothing from the experience. Regardless of our age, social status or financial freedom, we’re never done learning.
Author Mandy Hale writes, “When life brings you full circle, pay attention. There’s a lesson there.”