Bit of Happy #59: A Tempting Wish Come True

3 Dec

“If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting, but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.”
-Allyson Jones

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a long week, but a very productive one – I must admit. When I first came across this quote, it brought up an interesting question. Made me sit and think for a little while. Reflect.

If given the chance would I wish for my life to be perfect? And honestly, I don’t think my answer would be much different from Allyson’s. By leading a perfect life, there would be no room for error, no room for growth. You would make no mistakes, and you wouldn’t be able to learn from them.

Without challenges and hardships, how can one truly appreciate times of happiness? I find that when I endure and overcome the burdens and difficulties life tests me with, I learn to value all of the love and support I have along the way – more so than if life was a piece of cake.

And then you may ask, why are we even talking about this? It’s impossible to have a perfect life anyway; it will always have its challenges. And you know what, I can’t argue with you. You’re 100% correct. Life will never and can never be perfect – free of hardships, pessimism, injustices. But… yes, believe it or not there is a but

Despite the fact that it’s an invalid question, it isn’t necessarily a worthless thought. This type of reflection can make us realize what we have in life, the things we appreciate and the people who we love the most. Asking ourselves this question can even help us find a new appreciation for the challenges and hardships that life may throw our way.

And you may ask… why would someone ever want  bad things to happen in life? The answer I can offer is this… out from the difficulties we face, we learn. We grow. We appreciate. We find gratefulness. We may care deeper and love stronger. And to me, these realizations make this quote worthwhile and the question worth asking.

What would you do if faced with the opportunity to live out a perfect life? What would you choose?

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