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e-happiness: everything happens for a reason

e-happiness: everything happens for a reason

Here is another post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video

When you move house you adapt it to suit your needs
Situations/catastrophes happen in your life so you can do the same.

And although you may not think it at the time, these things occur to make you stronger. And nothing ever happens in the same way again. The changes may be subtle, or it becomes a choice. 

Everything has an underlying reason behind it, though it’s not always clear why certain things happen. It may be a small reason, but it all adds up. And you will become a stronger person because of them. 

Mark my words! 

There is nothing you can do in certain situations and you just have to endure them. It is hard. For instance, when my grandfather died I kept thinking ‘maybe if I had done this differently, maybe he wouldn’t have died.’ I was 12 at the time and I blamed myself. Normal teenage angst. But I grew to learn that it wasn’t because of anything I did – or anyone else for that matter. Nothing I did could have prevented this catastrophic event from happening. I do feel guilty about the last time I saw him – because I was young I didn’t understand that it’d be the last time, but I hold tight to the good memories I have with him – taking a family trip to Florida and his teeth which used to chatter on their own! 

Life can seem like it’s keeping you on your toes. And that’s alright. Who’d want to sit down anyway? You can become complacent if you sit down for too long.

So when life gets on top of you just take things one step at a time, breathe and remember that you can get through this. Nothing happens in your life that you can’t handle. And even if you could change what’s happened in the past, you would lose who you are today and that’d be such a shame because you are a strong person. 

Stephanie Carfrae, Creative Writing Graduate. Find her blog at and her video introduction at


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