Life Happens For You Not To You

Life happens for you, not to you

Everyone is affected by events that unfold around them but remember that life happens for you, not to you.

How we perceive the things that happen in our life is up to each of us. We have a choice whether to embrace or ignore, enjoy or detest the things that happen around us.

When something happens to you, do you ever stop to wonder why it is happening? What is the reason or lesson behind the event that is taking place? Everything that happens is due to some type of trigger. Either we have a lesson to learn, or we are a catalyst for someone else’s lesson.

If nothing is happening in our life, it is because we have closed ourselves off or are turning a blind eye to the world. Sometimes, we even are wondering why something is happening for someone else and never us. The most straightforward answer is because we are not taking the same actions that they are.

We all have different lessons to learn in life. Each meant to help us grow in love, faith and wisdom. It is up to us to be an active participant in those events embracing them for what they are.

When you understand that life is happening for you, you start to look at things differently. You begin noticing all the things that aren’t enjoyable and begin taking steps to change them.

Yes, we indeed experience the emotions that go along with an event that is directed towards us. This can be happy, sad, or make us frustrated, even angry at times. The key is remembering we have a choice about what we allow into our psyche.

If someone is yelling at you, is it really about you? Do you need to absorb those words? Is it a lesson to teach you to walk away and not engage, or is it an opportunity for you to provide a lesson of growth for the other person?

When we walk through life thinking everything is happening to us, we live in more of a victim mindset. When, however, we understand that life is happening for us, we look for opportunities for happiness, small moments that make us smile as things fall in place as they should.

Be an observant participant in your own life. Reach for your dreams and never forget that life is happening for you, not to you.

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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