posted by Andrea Griffith-Girtz in Lifestyle

Everything Happens for a Reason?

November 8, 2011

Arianna Huffington spoke at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards and reminded the audience that- sometimes- the biggest heartbreaks can lead you down a path to even greater things.

She said, "I was living in London and I had been dating this guy for 7 years. I wanted children, and he wanted cats. So I broke up with him and moved to New York, when I was 30. And everything I have in my life now -- my daughters, my site, my career -- I have because a guy wouldn't marry me. The biggest heartbreaks in life, that seem insurmountable: when you look back, you see that it was all for a reason."

I could go on for days about how (what I thought were) tragedies have shaped my own life. After experiencing career setbacks, lost loves, family issues and just about everything else you can think of, I finally realized that things REALLY do have a way of working out.

Have you ever come through a job loss, break-up, accident or something else that seemed catastrophic at the time, but that you now consider a blessing?

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