I saw this quote by author Jackson Kiddard yesterday and it stopped me in my tracks.  It changed me.

“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is for
teaching you how to stand up
on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is for
teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is for
teaching you courage to
overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe.”

All the lessons.  All the things we fight and cry over are here to teach us.  To help us grow.

It really is the best of times and the worst of times.  Embracing all the things that test us and knowing they are here for a reason will give us peace.  Will help us know we are exactly where we are supposed to be.  This is our journey.

Jackson Kiddard also wrote, “The journey is filled with ups and downs.  Don’t confuse the two as ever being everlasting.  Get up every day and apply yourself, be authentic, trust your instincts and know that the more you apply yourself the better you get day by day.  The day you are waiting for is the day you want to give up, that is when you must keep going.  That’s the barrier between normal and greatness.”

Trust your journey.  Learn the lessons.  And show the world how great you can be.