This Providence

Tuesday, April 10

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“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they are chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives your purpose and meaning.” — Randy Pausch.

Life is the ability to feel so happy, you think your insides are going to explode. It's being so upset or so disappointed that you feel as if your stomach just dropped ten feet out of place. It's running so hard you can barely breathe. It's that feeling of panic when you know you've been caught doing something wrong. It's having that sudden rush before you kiss someone you care so much about. It's opening your eyes in the morning and feeling them sting because you spent the whole night crying. It's letting people go because new ones will always come in. It's knowing that when you feel all these things, good or bad, you're not alone in it. It's realizing that there is always someone who finds you inspiring and beautiful and all the while, knowing that life doesn't have a purpose unless you let it.

Sometimes the things you want the most don’t happen, and what you least expect happens. I don’t know — you meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet that one person, and your life is changed. It’s hard to accept, but you can’t change the past. You can’t go back and manipulate things to the way you wanted them to happen. Because life’d be meaningless and boring and just not worth living. But you can change the future and that’s a beautiful thing about life. Yes, you will make mistakes. And yes, you will have bad days - but as long as you let the past go, you’ll have such a gorgeous and bright future ahead of you. Knowing that things were meant to happen. Knowing that each day you will learn something so that you keep growing to be a better person. Life is like a rope, twined in all its complexities and yet weaved into one marvelous stream that you have the chance you use something amazing from. So grab hold of it.