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Long ago, I believed that while some people did terrible things, that everyone was inherently good and that they merely needed someone to bring it out of them. However, this isn’t the case, and what I learned was that some people will serve no other purpose in our life than to teach us how we shouldn’t be.

They will treat us so badly that we will never forget the impact they left on you. And honestly, after they have left your life, you will never be the same.

The Universe has a strange way of teaching us the lessons we need to learn, and you probably won’t even realize the lessons they were sent to teach you until after they had made their mark. But, it wouldn’t be a lesson if it was any other way.

With that being said, before you meet them, you may have only been exposed to seemingly good people. Your life had been going smoothly, for the most part, and you had really never had any truly painfully inflicted and deep-seated wounds until them.

And the pain they will cause will break you down. It will tear you limb by limb until you are nothing but a pile of puzzle pieces left to be put together. But the thing is – you have to somehow extend an arm from the pile and put yourself back together. Once you have finally recovered – you will be something much different.

You will be better than ever before.  And you will be able to spot the facade of a toxic person from a mile away. But the most important thing is that you will have a deep consideration for other people that is so immense that you may even realize that parts of you are toxic. And to avoid the cycle of hurt, you will remember to do whatever needs to be done to avoid hurting others.

Before, you may have acted on impulse, without realizing that your unintentional actions could do harm. Through your healing, you will learn to tread more carefully.

Your love for other people will come without condition, because you know what it is like to be in the deepest pit of despair, and if you had a soft spot for people who have been broken as well. In order to heal, you will help others heal as best you can. And through your lesson, others will learn to heal as well.

Similar to how we often don’t know how beautiful the sun is until we have a cloudy day- you will understand the true beauty in the honest to goodness, pure and beautiful people in this world. Above all – you will understand how bad it can be, so you will never take another moment for granted.