11:11

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Forty-nine minutes Till Midnight 

It’s that time…the wishing number on our clock. Eleven eleven I wish. Eleven eleven I wish I never met you. I recently found a song on apple music called “11:11” and the lyrics depict a distraught state of mind because the singer hates someone they once loved. It’s a song that many of us can instantly connect to but you can’t find peace in its words.

That song aside I think its true that people come into our lives for a purpose. Sometimes that purpose requires them to stay and teach you for the entirety of their time here on earth. Other times they will float into our lives and, what often will feel twice as quickly, fly right back out. While long-lasting friendships and relationships are extremely important to help us through this chaotic world many times we need people to be lessons in our lives. Wether we ruin the relationship ourselves or they hurt us in a way that changes us forever in each person, we can learn.

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In each person we can learn…if we choose to. It’s a matter of putting ourselves out there and communicating with each other. It’s not always going to be a pleasant conversation but at least we are talking. There will always be times when we regret some things we have said but, in the end the things we regret the most are the things we never got the chance to say.

While learning right from wrong through experiences is very important it is what we do with our new-found knowledge that really counts for us in the long run. We can let the loss of a person, in any matter, completely ruin us but we can’t forget that Rome was built on ruins. Like Rome we can build our lives up to be as beautiful and intricate as the city itself even after devastation. In each person we can also be the teacher. Choosing to have a positive impact on someone’s life can bring us not only closer to each other but, closer to that happiness we have all been pursuing.

So it’s eleven-eleven and my wish is that as I go through life I am always appreciative of the people in it. That I take the good with the bad and value every experience. That I take my relationships with others and grow with them, and when I don’t my wish is that I am able to understand why.

Put good energy into the world, and appreciate what the world gives you.

xS

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