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I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41,544 People

    Maybe not in a cosmic way,

    but simply because we recognize or see something in them that we are longing for. It can be kindness, wisdom, humour, love or whatever else we are yearning to find and can see glimpses of in them.Sometimes they fulfill that need and move on, sometimes we discover we were wrong...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 15 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Token For A Virtual Friend.

    Looking at Her/Him, with a pleasant surprise,Though a Dark Shadow, in the Blue Skies.Loves Buttermilk and perhaps French Fries,Sure of Dimple on cheek, tinkles in the eyes.  Seems quite different, not alike usual guys,A multitasker one can gather, likes to incise,Does all with...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    Take The Good And Forgive The Bad.

    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to...
    climber1 climber1 66-70, M 22 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    My niece, Sarah is one of those people.

    I was so shocked when I got a call from my sister, Gemma's husband that she had arrived. On my birthday, none the less. And I was even more surprised that Gemma and David named her Sarina, after me. It was the best birthday gift I have ever gotten.She was always so sweet, but...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    People Do Come Into Our Lives For A Reason

    Sometimes, we don't know why they come into and OUT OF our lives, and sometimes we don't find out until many years later when we can look back and finally see the whole painting, instead of just a few pixels. These moments are precious and enlightening and fill you with great...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 14 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    last year my wife of 25 years asked

    for a divorce. I was not surprised but still heart broken. I felt as if i would never fall in love again. Then I met someone here on EP, who I fell madly in love with. It didn't work out, but that's ok, I learned that I can love again, that I can survive the heart ache and I can...
    Slartibart Slartibart 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I just have to share what happened on the 24th

    of December this year. I was in my car with mom and my brother, we were on our way home. On the side of the road, there's this guy waving. Mom stopped and he asked if he could go with us. It was a bad weather, rainy and windy. Mom said she just needed to drive to a better place...
    rabbitheart rabbitheart 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Isn't That The Beauty Of Life?

    When you least expect it people come into your life. Some stay, some go, but you can't deny that if you watch and listen closely, many will have a profound impact on your life. The best are the ones who stay for the long haul and begin to understand the darkest crevices of your...
    privatelyanonymous privatelyanonymous 36-40, M 11 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    for all those who read this today.

    you are awesome, you have value do not let anyone or anything steal your dreams!
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 9

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    I think I'm in love with my cousin.

    .. I grew up without knowing one side of my family, I didn't meet them til I was 22. After a visiting a few times and getting comfortable around them, my cousin had spent the whole time I was there with me and since then we haven't gone one day without taking. At first they were...
    skyyalexxis skyyalexxis 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I found out my husband was cheating on me two

    years ago. Shortly after, I began dating someone but broke it off 6 weeks later because it was too soon and I was scared of getting hurt again, although feelings had developed. I've been alone ever since. Ten months ago, here on EP, I responded to some guy's post about being...
    Missgwenxo Missgwenxo 41-45, F 10 Responses Jun 30

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    I also believe ppl leave

    for a reason! I just ended my affair recently, or he ended it for me but if it weren't for that I would have never found the wonderful man I am talking to now! One chapter ends and another begins! The universe knows what it's doing you just have to have patience and trust in the...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 15

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    Reason, Season, Lifetime...

    Hi everyone! :-) I'm Antonia - 31 year old teacher in Stockholm, Sweden - originally from swedish speaking region (Ahvenanmaa/Alandia) in Finland. I joined this group just now as I agree with it's title and I expected a link and/or elaborations on the words of wisdom I like very...
    ToniaMV ToniaMV 31-35, F 31 Responses May 10, 2011

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    People come and go ,everyone

    that has been in your life has been there for a reason, to teach you to love you or to experience life with you
    summerspirit summerspirit 46-50, F 5 Responses May 26

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    I don't know why we met

    when we did, but I know it was for a very good reason. Thank you for taking the time to know, accept, understand, and trust me. And thank you for allowing me to offer the same in return.
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    So many years without a second glance from you

    and suddenly my world was turned upside down. With never more than a few words between us this rare spark confused me. Was it physical?emotional? spiritual? therapeutic? Another lifetime? I did not know. Under the moon, I called out your name. I was dizzy and careless so I...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    hey all ! ... this is important

    and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i expected people will help me out from my heart broken stage and yes to maximum extend people helped, thanks a lot... then i began...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You may think this site is simply a gathering

    place for freaks and misfits, but that's far from true. I have met some intriguing people who have opened my eyes to a whole new world. One friend is probably fast asleep right now on the other side of the globe. But when he awakens, my inbox will get that little ding, and a...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 16 Responses Jul 17

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    Here's the thing x We walk through life hoping

    , hoping we will be rich , hoping we will meet the right one , hoping we could live forever , hoping for more ... But these are just hopes, fears and dreams x I just know that I met my fab BF for a reason , wether it was as we are , or things to come . Whatever the reason was...
    LT167 LT167 31-35, F Jul 9

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself.

    That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised to remain as friends, nothing more than just friends. But then, as time flew by, I was growing more and more attached to him.. and I grew feelings...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Haters, Crazies, Trolls And Fakes... Can Totally Benefit Us!!

    Nothing bugs me more then to waste a perfectly good day on being all upset about some mean thing someone said. I'm pretty good at avoiding it too but being a flawed Human and all... sometimes I crash and burn right in the middle of some other persons rottenness and yesterday was...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 23 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Life isn’t about getting

    and having, it’s about giving and being
    mariacutte mariacutte 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This might be the internet

    and not "real life", but there are some people on here that I swear I know better than anyone in my real life. There are some people that just touch my heart. I can feel through their messages to me their true soul. I would be so lost without the love, the laughter and my...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 19 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I believe this. I believe

    that our destinies are already mapped out. People come into our lives and leave if for no reasons other than to make you arrive at your destination, to meet the people you are supposed to meet and make a part of your life. Some will leave because they aren't meant to stay...
    moonlightdancer1967 moonlightdancer1967 46-50, F 36 Responses Apr 29

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    Life Has Seasons

    I was passed 30 years too old..too ugly and fat. Stopped looking at myself too. my husband never wanted to take me to any public placea...I was not in perfect shape :) Then it was the year 2008...my brother send me an invitation to join facebook. Having no one to talk to, I...
    Perksplayhot Perksplayhot 31-35, F 15 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    either a blessing, lesson,

    or to show that you are worthy of love.
    elle2122 elle2122 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Everything Happens for a Reason (Part 2) On

    January 29, I met someone on EP that has become an integral part of my life (I’ll refer to him as “D”). We had many great conversations about our lives. At the time, I was involved with my Sir and “D” had his own life as well. “D” and I would have great...
    ASubsNeed ASubsNeed 41-45, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    Nothing is by chance,

    we are here to learn.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    One night I was woke up in the midnight

    because of nightmare, then I couldn't go back to sleep so I came here. Suddenly someone message me and said "Please smile, you will be fine", and I was a bit shocked because seems like he knew I had a nightmare, then I just asked him with, "Huh? :o" Later he replied that he said...
    CloversMoon CloversMoon 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 20 Responses Jan 20

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    After 10 months of thinking I was in the best

    relationship of my life, one day my Sir ceased all communication with me. When I look back, it is sad to say that me thinking this was my best relationship is quite pathetic…I only saw Sir 12 times out of the 10 months, but we spoke every weekday (very rarely on weekends as...
    ASubsNeed ASubsNeed 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    They Come & They Go

    The title speaks for itself. I believe people come into one's life in order to push them to the next level, even if it's only a small favor, when you're down they pick you up, if you need help with the smallest task, you get assistance. Others are there to influence you either...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 20 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I believe in... that two people can look at the

    exact same thing and see something totally different. I believe… that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you. I believe… that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I think so too I met this girl two days ago

    beautiful but she has been hurt and she came into my life and i felt a connection but I guess she is just to scared to but she came into my life and I learned how people past can effect them
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    At times; people you have never met before,

    with whom you have no relation walk in your life unexpectedly for a short period, spend some quality time with you and then when its time to say good bye, they walk away leaving a lasting impact on your life. And perhaps, this is how it goes on; we keep meeting people without...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    neverlvnd neverlvnd 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Whether it be positive

    or negative, you meet people for a reason. Whether it be a life long relationship or just a mere, "hello".. We all have things to learn from others. I believe every person that has crossed my path has done so because they were supposed to. We never know why or how, but it just...
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 3 Responses 58 mins ago

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    The Story of 'US' from the Individual Statuses We Posted

    First, the disavowal… NONE of this is true. It’s total fiction and in the extremely unlikely chance that anything in this story even remotely resembles truth, I wouldn’t know it. So, please take this in the spirit it’s intended—total fiction—just a fun way of thinking...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 13 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    I get lost in my thoughts

    so much, and one thought leads to a next thought and so on and so on, I have a fear of failure which prevents me from doing things I know I should do...I know I need to get into shape but I fear I won't stick to it and in turn I do the bare minimum, I dont want to be hurt again...
    karmahurt karmahurt 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Breakdown Or Breakthrough: It's Your Choice I

    was processing these thoughts at the same time last year. I made my own choices and have moved on by embracing it for what it was, and seeing that relationship not as something I lost, but as a gift that was given to me for a brief period of time. I could only be thankful for...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Everyone Has Something to Teach Us ..

    The following was sent to me at work and I think its just wonderful. It is written by BRIAN  A CHALKER. People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When someone is...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 152 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    The amazing people I've met here.

    ..some became sad after the connection could not move forward, some left a depression far behind and became stronger, some love the release we find, some adore the friendship...I have learned so much about myself since finding EP. I guess that's the gift I have been given by them...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 13

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    It was the start of my freshman year.

    Deep into a depression, bipolar episodes, scars up and down my left wrist, suicidal thoughts screaming through my ears, sticking my finger down my throat to purge every calorie possible, starving endlessly, alcohol at times was my best friend, when I thought I needed it most...
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    We may not understand why,

    it may take a long time for the story to unfold. But I do believe that some people are meant to be part of our life, that there is a reason our paths crossed. Sometimes the person is only in our life for a brief moment, but long enough to change us, to make a difference...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 11 Responses Feb 24

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    Me Being Me

    It may be an online meeting or a soul you bump into at a store. But I honestly believe that I carry a little part of everone I've ever met with me daily. Its gotten me through tough times or maybe just given me a smile or a laugh. But I can never say that anyone I've met is not...
    MobiusStorm MobiusStorm 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    This post might be long

    but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I write this solely as someone just writing her thoughts. This post is about the laws of nature and the sharp turns in life...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I am a firm believer

    that everyone who comes into your life is there for a reason! It may be a simple encounter in the street. It could be a more intimate connection you never expected. Heck, even the people you communicate with here on EP...everyone you meet is there in your life for some reason...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 14 Responses May 14

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    They say "True love never dies".

    I agree. When I met Michael 41 years ago, he had just been hired as my coworker. He was a pain in the ***. Brash and opinionated, full of himself, handsome and sensual ... well, just my kind of guy. There must have been something about me, too, that caught his attention. We...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    Perfect1mperfection Perfect1mperfection 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    About 12 years ago, I was at a really low point

    in my life. I decided I needed to do something different and after some inner soul searching, I realized that the one constant in my life had been to reject any sort of spirituality. After doing some exploring, I was able to get in touch with a native person at a local Indian...
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My hope is that the people

    who have come into my life realize that there is a reason why. That there is a bond that can trancend the petty details, the barnacles and pain we bring into the relationship and find we use against each other. There is a bigger picture.
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    And they exit for a reason.

    So don't chase after them. God has a better plan.
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 9 Responses Jul 9

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    Each One Leaves Something Different

    There are those who touch your being so gently, that on the sand of your life, the only footprints to be seen are your own. Others trample and stomp so hard, they leave crushed deep footprints, and sand strewn everywhere, and all you can do is wait helplessly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 26 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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