Everything Happens for a Reason - I really can’t recommend this book enough. I can’t do it justice, there is no way. It is on my Reading Suggestions page, but I want to emphasize it in a separate post!
Everything really does happen for a reason. I absolutely believe it. I have survived so much. But not just survived, learned. And not just learned, embraced – all of my traumatic experiences.
While many will say (as I used to) that they can’t get past abuse, rape, losing a loved one (insert your specific trauma here) it just isn’t true. Not only can you get past it, you can actually learn to be GRATEFUL. Yes, grateful for what you’ve been through.
I would not change a single thing that’s happened to me. Not being abused, molested, raped, attacked, living in a homeless shelter, my illnesses (and much, much more), no, I would not change any of it. I learned from all of these hardships. I am actually glad all of these things happened to me because they made me stronger, they got me to where I am now. They have made me appreciate life. Life is too precious to waste your time being angry and depressed. Don’t waste time being bitter, it’s not worth it.
Yes, healing is a process. You will go through what you will go through. But I want to encourage everyone to re-evaluate their tragedies and see them as opportunities for growth.
I am saying this to empower. It isn’t true that you can’t heal. You can. Learn. Learn to see tragedy as a gift. It is a gift. From the universe which means to teach you.
Please buy yourself this book and see for yourself that I am not the only one who has benefited from tragedy. In other words, if you don’t believe me, READ and come to understand, others have been through horrible things and gone on to see the gifts in them.
I know there is nothing I can’t get through. Will things sometimes be hard? Yes. Will some things feel, for a time, as if you can’t make it through? Yes. But you can, in time.
I wish for everyone to believe in themselves in this way. Be empowered!