Do you ever stop to think about all of the directions your life could have gone in if you had just chosen differently? If you chose to stay on that train, you never would have met that person that made up for missing your train home. If you wouldn’t have stopped to wave goodbye, you never would have felt his love and his heartbreak. If you never would have taken that chance and applied for that job, you wouldn’t have the career that you do right now. Your life would not be the same if you would not have set all of these future plans in motion.
It is both terrifying and empowering to know that the difference between having the worst day of your life and the best day of your life could all lie in one simple decision. Every move we make shapes our lives, whether or not we realize it in the moment. We rarely realize the impact of a moment as it is happening. It is only after we have our “wow” moment that we realize the power we have to change the course of our own lives. Sure, there will always be obstacles put in our way that we will just not be able to overcome. This does not make us weak or make our decisions unimportant. We all have to fail sometimes to help us see why the growth is worth it. We all have to learn how to get through a bad day in order to understand how beautiful a good one can be.
Life is constantly in motion. We will never be able to stop things from happening. And we will never be able to stop happening to things.
If time was meant to stand still, then it would. That is one of the most important things we can ever remember. If we were not meant to grow and move forward, we never would have been made to leave in the first place. Every life has its purpose, and you are simply on the journey that is 100%, uniquely yours.