Every positive thing in your life represents a single unique blessing. Every negative thing in your life has the opportunity to become a double blessing. For when you turn a negative into a positive, you gain twice. You are no longer burdened with the negative situation, and in addition to that you are strengthened by a new positive force.
You have to get hurt. That's how you learn. The strongest people out there, the ones who laugh the hardest with a genuine smile, those are the people who have fought the toughest battles. Because they've decided that they're not going to let anything hold them down, they're showing the world whose the boss.
At the end of the day when I crawl into bed and all the lights go out, my thoughts can finally rise to the surface. Yes, I’m a little bruised, slightly broken, and permanently scarred but I’m still here aren't I? I’m still fighting, I’m still waking up everyday to go through it all over again. This life may be hard as hell but it’s still a gift and I’m going to live every moment of it.
Do you remember being told as a child, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game?" Well, that's just about the best advice for life that you can get. How do you play? You try your best. You are honest. If there's a foul you call foul even if people disagree. And no matter the odds against you, until that last buzzer sounds, you just don't give up. That's how you play the game.
You are not accidental. Existence needs you. Without you something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it. That's what gives you dignity, that the whole existence will miss you. The stars and sun and moon, the trees and birds and earth - everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannot be filled by anybody except you. This gives you a tremendous joy, a fulfillment that you are related to existence, and existence cares for you. Once you are clean and clear, you can see tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions.
Just as a flower dies before the seeds for new flowers can be released, some experiences must end before the seeds for new experiences can be released. Appreciate what was, but know that great things will soon be.
Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.
At the end of... You will not remember the one with most beautiful face but will remember... the one with beautiful heart and soul. Use your heart to get to others.