Maybe You Were Always Meant To Be This Way

Our lives often happen by chance. Being in the right place at the right time. Happenstance if you will. But our lives are determined by who we are. What we stand for. So sometimes, you are where you are meant to be. Because that was always the plan.

And this can be hard to understand. When you don’t feel like you are where you should be. But maybe you shouldn’t slow down. Maybe you were always meant to be this way.

People come into our lives for a reason. Things happen for reasons as well. We may not always understand them, but there is some kind of motive for the things that happen in our lives. Sometimes it is to test us. To make us stronger. To get where we need to be.

If you feel frustrated, stagnant, keep pushing. Maybe your time table is different than your neighbor’s. Then your best friend. Maybe you were dealt different cards. And that’s okay. While it’s normal to feel discouraged, sometimes we just have to roll with life’s punches.

We need to keep pushing forward. We must be aware that life only gives us what we can handle. Maybe you were meant to have challenges. Maybe you were meant to be tested. Maybe you were always meant to be this way.

You love hard. You’re soft, and you feel deeply. You were meant to go to bat for those you care about. You were meant to be strong. You may feel that your challenges make you weak, but really they have only made you stronger. Life hasn’t always been kind, but you have thrived regardless. Maybe your challenges can help others. Maybe you were always born to inspire others around you.

So when you feel weak, don’t forget who you are. Despite any setbacks, you are who you are. You have more to offer the world then you know. Maybe you were always meant to be this way, and it is a blessing.

Chicago born and raised. Stay strong but sweet.

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