This I Believe

Rachel - San Lorenzo, California
Entered on September 10, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: purpose

I believe everything happens for a reason. Every major event in my life was required to make me the person I am today. I do not believe in regrets, and I do not regret anything that I have done. I have learned that you cannot change the past. Why bother looking at the past and be angry, when you can get over it and have the knowledge to not do it again?!

I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. I have done a lot of things that have really made my life fall apart. From this, I have learned to keep my head down. I do not need any of that drama. I have already figured out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I never would have gotten my head straight if I did not make mistakes.

I went to a party this summer. There were so many people there. I did not have problems with anybody, except for one girl who will remain nameless. I was really mad when I heard that she was coming to the party, but when she showed up, she had a really hot friend with her. I talked to him all night, and now we are together. I never would have met him if it wasn’t for that girl that I did not like.

My best friend taught me about this whole belief. He is the reason I feel so strongly about it all. He told me never to let the little things get to me, because you cannot control anything but yourself. He told me that I should always look for the good in every situation, because the only way you can succeed is if you think positively, and understand that everything happens for a reason.