"Maybe God wanted us to meet a few
wrong people before meeting the right one,
so that when we finally meet the person,
we will know how to be grateful."
Everything happens for a reason. I have heard and said that phrase this year more than ever. Everyone goes through hard things and sometimes you just have to step back and realize that right now it may seem like you are going through the hardest thing in the world, but it will be okay. Some things last longer than others and some things hurt more than you could ever imagine. But no matter what it is you are going through, it will end. That is one thing I can guarantee. We all have big dreams and ideas of how our lives will play out. And that is fine. Dream. But when things don't go the way you are expecting them to, don't freak out. God knows what He is doing. Sometimes you just need to give it up to Him and know that He will lead you exactly where you need to go. He puts people in your life that you think will last a lifetime, and some that actually will last a lifetime. But no matter who the person is or how long they are in your life for, they were there for a reason. Even if it was just so you can realize that you don't need them. Just put your life in God's hands and everything will work out. He sees the whole picture. We can barely see a little corner of the picture. Sometimes you just want to give up because it seems like nothing is getting better and that all the times you sit there and are patient aren't paying off. But it all works out in the end. And when you step back and look at how far you have come, you will realize that He really did know what he was doing and you couldn't be happier in the place you are right now. And all of those trials you had to go through, actually made you a stronger person. They are part of who you are. Every problem and hard thing you have to go through, is just a little piece of the puzzle that creates you. So just be patient. Everything happens for a reason.