Sunday, April 24, 2011

Everything Happens For A Reason.

I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it.

Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

What we're all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.

I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.

Prayers are answered.
Heavenly works in the most mysterious of ways.

I went to a surprise party.
Not with my usual group of friends,
but the children I aspire to be friends with in the next year.
The soccer players.
The tennis plays.
The student council souls.

I began to shake as I entered the back yard where the partying was being held.
With my red headed little sister by my side,
my feet drug me to the back yard.
All eyes looked at me skeptical.
Glaring, their eyes practically spoke:
"Why is she here?"
I averted my eyes downward, sulking into the basement of the house,
to find the one true place I belong.
The food table.
Yes, food always makes everything better.
After I indulged myself with veggies and sweets,
I began to collect my thoughts.
"I must fit in. I must. You can do this Linsey. Just be yourself. You can do this."
So the self pep up talk began.
It helped a little.
I went back into the sharp cold air,
and began socializing.
Have I ever mentioned I am one of the most bizarre people to walk to planet?
My life is world of awkward.
But that is what makes it fun right?
As I began to climb out of my little shell,
my true colors shone through.
I was my real, crazy self.
From breaking it down in Just Dance 2,
or creating my own dance moves,
interpretive dancing through the entire basement,
or being twirled around the floor by my newly rekindled friendship,
stuffing my face with cake,
making new friends,
bum wars,
scary movies,
star gazing with my Crush,
long hugs in the cold,
and screaming through the streets,
I was able to see my life for what is truly was.
This is my new path.
The best kids around.
So silly.
So innocent.
Kids that dance around like fouls for the heck of it.
And to be honest?
I haven't been that happy in the longest time.
I could feel the Holy Ghost burning inside me.
Whispering that this was my new route.
These friendships are the ones I must pursue.
I could not be more excited.
I cannot remember a time I have laughed that much.
Rolling on the floor.
A smile that forms that is definitely going to leave line in the future.
But that is what this life is all about?
Moments like these?
I believe so.

I am excited for my newly made Cheerleaders.
They are going to have the time of their lives.
It is their path.
My is completely different.
And that's okay.
It's the way Heavenly Father wants it,
so it must be right.
And I am not going to doubt it.
I am going to smile.
Embrace the change.
Because, if my senior year is like tonight,
my life is going to be incredible.
Best. Year. Ever.
I cannot wait.
I am so happy.
Truly happy.
My life is never to go be the same,
but hey,
I think it is only going to get better.
I know it is.

Sometimes people come into your life and 
you know right away that they were meant to be there.
To serve some sort of purpose, 
teach you a lesson 
or help figure out who you are or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be but,
 when you lock eyes with them, 
you know that every moment they will affect your life in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible,
 painful and unfair but, 
upon reflection, 
you realize that without overcoming those obstacles 
you would have never realized your potential, strength, will power or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. 
Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck.
 Illness, Injury, love, 
lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.
Without these small tests,
 life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. 
Safe and comfortable
 but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet affect your life. 
The successes and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, 
and the bad experiences can be learned from. 
In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.
If someone hurts you, 
betrays you or breaks your heart, 
forgive them.
Because they have helped you learn about trust and 
the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to. 
If someone loves you, love them back, unconditionally,
 not only because they love you,
 but because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things.
Make every day count.
 Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, 
for you may never be able to experience it again. 
Talk to people whom you have never talked to before,
and actually listen. 
Let yourself fall in love
break free and set your sights high.
Hold your head up because you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, 
for if you don’t believe in yourself, 
no one else will believe in you.
You can make anything you wish of your life. 
Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.
And if you love someone tell them, you never know what tomorrow may have in store.
Learn a lesson in life each day that you live.
 Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday. 
Was it worth it?

1 comment:

  1. i'm not sure if i've left you a comment before or not... but i loove your blog!
    it honestly inspires me.
    and probably tells me exactly what i need to hear.
    you're simply gorgeous.
    and seem like an incredible person.
    so even if we aren't physically acquainted.
    thanks for inspiring me!