Everything happens for a reason  

rm_gerson42 52M
1752 posts
5/18/2006 5:09 pm

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Everything happens for a reason

I posted a little snippet for sexydisaster30 this morning on her post [post 352272] and would like to expand on the thought.

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 hook eyes with them, you know that every moment that you are with them, 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 in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will power or heart.

I believe 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. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally not only because they love you, but also because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things.

Make everyday 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 who you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, even if it doesn't seem right because you are too young, or too old, or too far, just follow your heart. Surround yourself with those who make you smile, laugh, and make you happy.

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. Create your own life then let go and live it!


gerson42 - but my friends can call me Ger



TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
5/18/2006 6:53 pm

That was simply wonderful. I'm a believer too.


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:36 pm:
Sometimes, you just gotta believe. Thanks RealThing.
ger

rm_LoyalCumpany 46M
3204 posts
5/19/2006 12:59 am

Amen, brother! Let's go grab some drinks at the bar and see what women we can improve our timing with.

I am JoJo the Circus Boy!


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:13 pm:
Sounds good to me. If I leave now, I should be in AZ around 9 or 10ish. Perfect. Wait for me.

MOfunNOWWOW 55F

5/19/2006 1:08 am

Appreciation is an amazing thing. It is life changing. Spectaclar post, G! (called ya G just to be contrary from your last post )


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:14 pm:
MOfun has my permission to call me whatever she damn well pleases!

curious082385 31F
4925 posts
5/19/2006 1:59 am

Disaster pointed me over here....glad that I followed her link. This is an awesome post. Thank you.


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:15 pm:
Thanks Curious... and I have been enjoying your posts also. Mutual admiration sent your way.
ger

mycin62 54F

5/19/2006 2:53 am

Ger, great post!! Really beautiful. I really do believe things happen for a reason. It's the figuring it out that's the hard part


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:16 pm:
Sometimes for me, it's even the figuring that I need to figure. (pauses while admiring photo)
ger

lovemetouchme5 51F
2102 posts
5/19/2006 6:20 am

Got here from Disaster's post and I'm glad I did! This was very nice and something that I really needed to read this morning! Loveme


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:17 pm:
See, the timing thing works! lol
ger

redlipsprincess
(Princess Lips)
51F

5/19/2006 7:02 am

very wise grasshopper

TTFN


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:21 pm:
Easy to write but harder to live by.
ger

Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
5/19/2006 8:12 am

from the heart, I like the view from where you are.


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:22 pm:
If only I could write in prose like you do.
ger

wickedeasy 66F  
25363 posts
5/19/2006 8:28 am

"wholly to be alive....my soul approves"

eecummings

bravo

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:23 pm:
Always listen to your soul.
ger

bipolybabe 54F

5/19/2006 9:26 am

Well said, AND you have a cute ass!

BPB

Check out my blog Bi-Poly-Babe for more sensual, sexual pleasure!


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:24 pm:
My secret to writing is that "cute ass" on the cold wooden seat.
ger

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
5/19/2006 11:01 am

Like most people I get a bajillion email forwards on a variety of subjects. Most are Click Deletes, but every now and then I find a keeper. What you've written here reminds me of one of those (only your personal thoughts are better). I don't remember it exactly, but the premise was: Everyone who comes into your life is there for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When I first read it, I thought "oh, interesting" and that was about it. But then I found myself really thinking about it, looking at the people in my life, and which category they fit into. But it was a good categorization - sort of lent validity to EVERYONE being there.

Anyway, sorry for the ramble. Good post.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:27 pm:
God, I do that all the time. Ready to move on and then keep looking at something, then the more I look the more I see.
ger

pet_humility 48F

5/19/2006 12:17 pm

Smiles to myself, glad I found this blog..


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 1:38 pm:
Smiling with you....... and glad you visited.
ger

BaronessK 52F

5/19/2006 7:26 pm

Amen.

P.S. SexyDisaster30's blog sent me.


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/19/2006 11:46 pm:
Any friend of SD is a friend of mine. Thanks for reading my ramblings.
ger

FeistySyn 51F

5/19/2006 11:19 pm

Awesome post... your attitude toward life amazes me... brilliant.

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


FeistySyn 51F

5/19/2006 11:22 pm

P.S. What time was that again I was meeting you and Loyal for a drink? Though personally, it's already too hot here for me to drink much of anything other than water (105 today, ouch).

P.P.S. I commented on an "older" post of yours also, have not been online much lately, so I was trying to catch up.


Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
5/20/2006 2:34 am

GOTD sent me over here...and I'm glad I followed her advice.

Call it fate, but I don't believe that everything happens at random...each action causes several actions...that can't be chance.

Excellent post...my compliments...

NG61...fading back into the shadows....


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/21/2006 1:59 pm:
I agree big time with action meets reaction. The mirror normally reflects what is presented and assorted similar thinking.
ger

tillerbabe 55F

5/20/2006 2:50 am

Oh this is so very good! What a beautiful post! And, I agree completely! tahnk you for this! {=}


sexyariesgirl 57F

5/20/2006 5:37 am

I believe! The email 1hotwahine referred to is one of the best I've ever received. I have ALWAYS said that I believe people cross our paths for a reason. That email just put it into words better than I could, and this post ABSOLUTELY says what I feel! Thank you!

Power To FOK


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/21/2006 2:00 pm:
A lot of people seem to think so.
Although I was not the original writer, it was put and fit so well.
ger

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
5/20/2006 6:03 am

I agree too. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it; it doesn't feel like the timing was right when it really was; plenty of times we misinterpret the reason at the time but it was what we needed then...

might take you another 20 years to figure out that it did and does make sense in retrospect once you look behind you and see the tapestry woven...

of course it helps to see the cup half full, always, sometimes you need time to give you that perspective...YEAH, that's it...perspective; ahhhh

so maybe it's more the perspective than the timing (funny how things come together in my head when I type...to me, at any rate)


DIVISION77 39M  
8321 posts
5/21/2006 3:41 am

I think timing factors in, but I also believe in karma.

For every action there is a subsequent reaction and the resulting consequences.

Some people justify it as "timing" because it serves their purposes.

Some people only see what they want to see.

DIV

"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/21/2006 1:56 pm:
Excellent point, in fact I believe that there are many factors involved.
Sometimes it is simple to focus in on one thing, yet rarely are things so easy.
ger

Seriously_Real 48M

5/21/2006 9:17 am

I hope you know what I mean when I tell you to fuck off. Heh.

--Seriously


rm_gerson42 replies on 5/21/2006 1:57 pm:
I do and appreciate that you can do so.
ger

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