Sunday Reflections~ The Lessons We Learn 4



“We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.”

I am fairly certain that by this point in your life you have had a friendship that did not end so well (and if you haven’t, lucky you). I know I definitely have and there are often times I look back on this friendship and wonder why. However, I am a sound believer that everything happens for a reason. That person you are no longer friends with was brought into your life for a purpose or to teach you a lesson. What you do with that lesson is up to you. That lesson you may not understand now, but maybe that’s because it is not for you. Now you may be thinking, “What do you mean Carrie? You said they were here to teach me a lesson!” let me explain. There may be something that happens you don’t understand because that lesson may not be for you, but for you to help somebody else. Let’s say 15 or 20 years from now your daughter is going through something with a friend and you have no idea what to say to her, but then you think back and realize you went through the same thing and have a ton of advice. Without that person you would not be able to help her or give her guidance. Now think about all the wonderful friends you have now. All the crazy fun times and stories that make you guys laugh but nobody else gets! Without that amazing person in your life you wouldn’t have those fond memories that make you laugh till you cry. Everyone who has ever come into our life has affected us in one way or another, and we owe them our thanks.


Have you ever looked back on an experience and realized it taught you a big lesson?

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