10 hours ago
I believe there is a reason for everything. Why you meet someone. The place you were born. The family you have. The friends you choose. Even the barista you offered a smile to that morning because it seemed like they could do with one. I believe in those conversations that make an impact, whether they were 3min or 6hours. I believe there’s good and bad. I believe in balance. I believe in happiness and sadness, and I believe that sometimes you have both at the same time. I believe in the laws of nature, and I try to believe the things I can’t really see or understand. I try to trust. But I don’t believe in coincidences. I know there’s a level of randomness to life. But maybe it’s my mind trying to rationalize every single interaction I’ve had as meaningful. It doesn’t matter who or when or where or how long it was. If it made you change in any way, either good or bad, it probably wasn’t a coincidence. It was a lesson to be learned. If it’s good, you stand tall, chin held high, and you walk into greater things. If it was bad, you crumble, you have permission, but then you pick the up pieces, you stand tall, chin held high because now you’re a fighter, and you walk into a new episode where hopefully you’d have learned from your mistakes and create a better present and future for yourself. But I also believe it’s hard to believe. Maybe in yourself, maybe in your family, maybe in the world. I know sometimes it can feel like one of those 2-way mirrors. Nobody can see you, but you can see everyone. They all pass by. But that’s when you break the mirror, and you let people see you. You allow them to hear your concerns, your fears, your doubts, your pain, your tears, your screams. You allow them to hold your hand and even give you a hug. Human interaction is a basic need. Some of us want to suppress and just ignore it. “I’m fine” “I can do it on my own” and I highly believe that in order to want to get/be better, you’re the only one that can take that decision. But I also highly believe that there will always be people willing to give you hand and help you find the light in the dark tunnel, if not, where would society be today?