Blessings

Blessings

Everything happens for a reason. Everything has a purpose. The people we encounter. Circumstances. Experiences. Places. Memories. Name it. They became part of our lives for reasons which may be within or beyond our own understanding, which most of the time, the latter. Nevertheless, I’d like to call them blessings.

These blessings do not always come as what we expect them to be like. That is, they don’t always come wrapped in beautiful packages. They don’t always come in material and disposable forms. I believe, the best blessings that come and happen to our lives are those that last and immaterial ones. Those ones that even though we perceived at first as ugly and unnecessary, we later on realized, in one way or another, they were in fact, blessings in disguise.

We’ve all been through bad and painful experiences. We’ve all encountered insufferable people. We’ve been involved in certain circumstances that seemed too small but when we think about the impact they did in our lives, they were, in fact, one of those biggest things that ever happened to us.

I have my own share of these kinds of blessings. When I really think about it, their count exceeds far greater than those material and physical ones I’ve received. The bad painful experiences I had in my past which I used to remember with regrets before are now memories that I’m thankful for. For those experiences were one of the biggest ones that shaped who I am today, whom I love and been getting to know more and more as I go on living by the way.

Another form of blessings that we used to overlook and taken for granted are the people we meet and encounter in our lives. We are only grateful for the ones who are kind and of good service to us. We tend to disregard those who are not, worse, even curse those who made us suffer and made us experience things no one would ever want to go through. But if we put it in a positive perspective, these people also served us just not in the conventional and usual ways we’re used to. In fact, if we think about it, these people might even be the ones who taught us some of the greatest lessons we will ever learn in our lives.

Even the simplest and smallest details that happen to us in our daily lives are also blessings in disguise. The decisions, from the biggest to the smallest ones that we make. The smallest acts that we do that seem so inconsequential to us but to others may be life-changing ones. Even those circumstances that hinder us from getting what we want or make our expectations crumble to pieces. Later on, we would realize that these small seemingly unimportant things that we do and being done to us were actually the important and inevitable ones for they will be the ones that would mostly fill up the bigger picture.

Through everything, we must always remember that there’s something or someone beyond us who have planned and put everything in order even before we were born. It now depends on us on how we will see and treat the things that come and happen to our lives. Will we see the ugly past as it is or will we see it as a hard-earned life lesson? Will we curse and regret having met the insufferable people in our lives or will we be thankful and even bless them for they help us develop our patience and gain more understanding? Will we treat the circumstances as just coincidences or will we treat them as inevitable ones that would make us want to live a purposeful life? Will we see these things as blessings or not? It is all just a matter of perspective anyway.

When the Israelites saw it, they didn’t know what it was and asked each other, “What is it?” Moses said to them, “This is the food that the Lord has given you to eat.” – Exodus 16:15

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