I was having a conversation with a close friend of mine the other day and she said something that really made me think, so I decided to share it with you all. In discussing a series of events, and people coming into and leaving our lives and trying to determine the reasoning for it all, she said:
"I do believe that everyone comes into your life for a reason, and serves some kind of purpose.. even if it's something small. But you also have to realize that maybe you were the "someone" that came into their life to make a change. It's not always about you.."
What a gem! We get so caught up in ourselves sometimes that we don't realize that everyone around us has their own issues and things that they are going through and that maybe sometimes we are the stepping stone/ building block/ glue that they needed to get to where they need to be to become a better version of themselves.
I felt a lot better after taking this perspective on and it definitely changed the way I look at certain relationships in my life.