The least you expect

The experiences of your life are so amazing; if you only let them. It is the ones you least expect that nurture you and help you grow. If nothing else, you may get a chuckle out of it when you remember one day the things you did and the moments you lived.

My life is proof of that. I can’t believe sometimes the experiences I had. I couldn’t imagine I would meet the people I did. I smile as I think of those times. As weird and so out-of-place as they seemed at the moment. It was something I will never forget.

One of those things was being an Uber driver. I took a risk and did something I never thought I would do. Me – a driver and delivery woman. I chuckle at that thought. I had so much fun doing it though. It allowed me to meet different people with different age groups and cultures. It gave me an insight on the people in my city. The conversations I had allowed me to see how people are thinking. What are their interests, their view on life, their troubles, their happiness, their dreams. Life is so much more than your own circle. It’s amazing what you learn.

I have to admit, people treat you as you treat them. And my motto is and always been, to give respect. And so I get that back. I had teenagers and young adults whose interest was all in social media, partying and living life to its fullest. I had couples who are starting their life and focused on work and building a family. I was hit on by drunk guys, which I handled very well I must say. I had school girls sneaking behind their parents back and feeling excited about it. All these experiences made me appreciate the life I lived so far. As the observer, I see that my path in life is different and I am totally okay with that.

The point here is you must try different things. When opportunity comes knocking at your door, take it; you never know what it can teach you. Having a clear head about what you want to do and who you want to be is the key to living the best life.

In fact, the best life is not one where you have everything you want. It is the journey you take and the experiences you have along the way. It is the people you meet. The ones who teach you through the hardest challenges. The ones who test your limits. The ones who bring out the best and the worst of you. They all go hand in hand. You can’t know how it feels to be financially well off if you haven’t hit rock bottom. You won’t know what it’s like to be in an unfamiliar place if you never left your city. You won’t know what true friendship is, if you never open up and allow people in your heart. You won’t find your true love if you never been heartbroken. It is a balance.

Life can be tough, if you go through it complaining and hating what happens to you. All you have to do is change your view. Take the good with the bad. Go with the ups and downs. Your life is complete just the way it is. It is perfect just the way it is. You are complete just the way you are. Allow life to teach you, allow your heart to know love, allow yourself to live. You will be surprised. It is the things you least expect that will make you grow.

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