Why Everything Happens for a Reason

So I’ve been talking a lot about having faith the past few months. How that even when we are going through difficult times (financial burdens, job issues, relationship struggles, heartbreak..you name it) we can still stay in a positive vibration and trust that the Universe knows what it’s doing and that everything will turn out the way it’s meant to in the end.

I chose on purpose to open my recent struggles up to you. I felt there was no better way to demonstrate the principles I’ve been talking about than showing you how I’ve been applying them during this personally challenging time.

It was a difficult thing to do.
I’m not going to lie.

No one I know likes loosing their job (especially a high profile one that they loved), or loosing their home (especially as the sole provider of 3 little children)…these have been very trying 7 weeks, no doubt. Many people would (rightfully so) try to hide it, it’s difficult to be this raw. Who am I kidding, it hurts whatever pride you have left! It sucks!!!

But…I knew I had to. I knew there would be no better way to prove to all of you who are looking for hope and light in a dark place, that it does exist. That if I could be jobless and homeless with 3 kids, and still not lose faith, that anyone can!

I wanted to let you see me go through it. Document it. Because I KNEW with every fiber of my being that some how (I had no idea how..especially the first 10 very scary days) everything was going to be OK.

Everything happens for a reason. Have faith. #HustleBelieveReceive
Just have faith

When you have unconditional faith, when you know like you know, like you KNOW that everything happens for a reason, and that this is all part of the BIG PICTURE plan…then even in the midst of the storm you have peace.

You stop freaking out!
You stop obsessing.
You DON’T stop hustling.
You DON’T stop trying.
But you combine your hustle and your work with faith not fear.

That faith is what gives you a life raft when the storm looks like it will swallow you whole. Sure you can swim (put in the work) but without faith (your life raft) you’d still drown in the ocean.
It’s the combination of both hard work in the positive direction AND belief/faith that can get you through anything and allow you to attract into your life the GOOD.

Think of these moments as earthquake moments. They are giant shifts in your life that look all bad at first. No one wants to clean up after an earth quake. The damage is heartbreaking and severe… but it also makes room for the dream home to be built. In other words…believe and KNOW that everything in your life has a purpose and happens for a reason and that in the end you are not only going to be OK, but you will be better.

On Sunday night I was able to welcome my kids home from a visit with their dad, for the first time in three weeks. I fed them the first home cooked meal in three weeks, at our kitchen table. I tucked them into their own beds for the first time, surrounded by their stuffed animals they had sorely missed. My kids had been such great troupers living in the American Red Cross hotel room for weeks without their toys, pillows or anything familiar. It felt so great to let them have that again. I sat in my spotless living room with a glass of wine, and thought…I will never forget this moment. I will never take for granted all the things I did before. I will be a better women, mother and human because of that experience. My heart will forever be open to anyone finding themselves in a position like we had.

Everything happens for a reason.

This past weekend a good friend flew out from the east coast to show support and give me a weekend to help forget the past few weeks, to toast to my birthday. It was a “Vision Board moment”. I am grateful for fairies who come into our lives to take us across the rough water on their wings of encouragement and friendship when we need a little lift…regardless of how long they remain in our lives.

Tomorrow I start my new job! Great news! I’m so ready to go back to a “normal life” and a regular schedule. It’s a great job and one I know I will love and am beyond blessed to have.

Have faith…everything happens for a reason. Just have faith.

 

 

 

7 Comments

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2011 - 5:47 am | Permalink

    Good Luck with your new job Sarah and thank you for this blog, it gives me belief when things are tough.
    Sue

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2011 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi there

    I am also, much like you, a self proclaimed thought leader myself! I have been reading yr blogs and been following you on facebook too. I tend to look at interesting and interpersonal retrospects on internet. Trying to see how people express themselves. You have great struggle story. You have indeed grown from a house wife to a career women which is commendable. Please dont take this as a critique but I do find some oddities with your blog. Since the begining of your blogs, I have been seeing that you keep on emphasizing your plight in the blogs and how you have risen from ashes. You have a very busy and prolific life on facebook . Your blogs, much they are advertised on facebook also, say about the hardships you have gone through and are still going through. You talk about the personal thing on facebook like how you dont have medical insurance, how you have no apartment to sleep. This definitely attracts empathy but then we see regular updates like you checking in at expensive bars, having drinks, taking fitness classes that cost money. No one will ever ask how the two can simultaneously coexist but it does put questions on the authenticity of the advice that you give and the plight that you suffer through. The Sarah from facebook is completly paradoxical from the Sarah from the blogs!

    pleases don’t take this personal but this is just a feedback I had in mind after reading your blogs and status updates. The likes and hits might not be always reflective of the support. You very well know how the social media is.

    from one thought leader to another
    sincerely
    Jim

  • June 29, 2011 - 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    Thanks so much for your feedback, I appreciate it. Check out the post I just wrote in response to your question. Great question too thank you. It ties right in to the message I am trying to spread about the Law of Attraction.

    The post is “Are you for real?”

    And to your last point, I agree. I get plenty of “haters” but I look at it this way…I’m not making a single penny from anything I do. I spend a lot of my own time answering letters because I love doing it and because it fills a space in my own life. I’m not out to sell anything or convince anyone of ANYTHING. This is my PERSONAL life/journey, I share it with the goal and hope that there are others out there like myself who can get encouragement and hope from it. That is it. I’m not a Dr, a therapist or a professional. I’m a single mom who has a passion for writing and the Law of Attraction, people are free to take it or leave it.

    Please let me know if that post doesn’t answer your questions, I’d be happy to expand.

    Thanks! Sarah

  • Anonymous
    July 5, 2011 - 8:32 am | Permalink

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for sharing your experience.. i am in a similar situation but now i feel stable is because i keep telling my self that there is something fantastic on my way and that is how not lost hopes and know that something which is on its way is goin to be extraordinary..

    While reading your article i was a lilltle upset and off track from my belief however after reading the article i am feeling free and relaxed. Thanks once again for sharing the article and wish you luck for the new job and a new beginning.

    regards
    Bhakti Mehta

  • July 5, 2011 - 8:50 pm | Permalink

    thanks so much Bhakti, makes me really happy that the articles are helpful for you. Sometimes in life encouragment is hard to come by, so when we do it’s just what our soul needs sometimes. Keep believing, it WILL COME!

  • June 13, 2012 - 9:07 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the post! The topic is very close to me. Recently I had have a serious disease, and no matter how hard I tried to cope with it, it always came back. I was in despair, it lasted 10 months and I was thinking like oh my god what do you punish me for? But apparently I realized that it wasn’t a punishment. It happened for a reason, and maybe I don’t know what exact reason it was, but this disease have definitely taught me a lesson. Staying positive in such kind of situation is absolutely crucial!
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  • August 8, 2012 - 8:31 am | Permalink

    Good job, Sarah. you views on your experience inspire me, i really appreciate this information.
    Good Luck with your new job.
    Cheers,
    Baker

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