In The Words of Miss Monroe….

21 Jul

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
Marilyn Monroe

My mum used to always say it to me when things went wrong; if I didn’t pass my ballet exam with the credit I wanted, if I got my heart broken or if a friend moved away.  The same line that never seemed to have any comfort hidden in the words when I was a child; no burrowed little trinket of solace that you would find hiding beneath the sheets of her sayings ,and I always wondered what happiness she expected me to find in these words.

As a kid who always sought information; reading books and studying for exams, I always wanted to know why. What was the reason that this particular event was happening to me, and why not someone else?

It hit the hardest when I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of seventeen, right before my AS Levels and at a time when I was kind of sick of it all happening to me, ‘for a reason’. But as I get older I realise that she was right, that wise mother of mine, and everything does happen for a reason. Just like Marilyn said, sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

And for me it’s about strength of character. All my everything’s happened for a reason, and I now believe that I can take anything that is thrown at me. Yes, I might need a few days in my pyjamas with a family pack of Jaffa cakes and a whole river of tea, but I will bounce back with a “what? Something bad happened?” mentality. That’s just how I roll.

So if you are going through the mill at the moment, looking out the window and seeing nothing but the hammering droplets of rain falling from the angry clouds and your mood is mimicking the thunder, think on this. My mum and Miss Monroe are both right.

Everything happens for a reason. Every action has a reaction. Always remember that what’s meant to be will always find a way to come about.


16 Responses to “In The Words of Miss Monroe….”

  1. Vix @ LittleMissEverything July 21, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Ok we are like one mind, I was thinking of doing a post using MM quotes!! Thwarted 🙂 I really hope everything happens for a reason!

    • tinkerbelle86 July 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

      yep, i consulted my “what is Vic thinking!” and i beat you to it, for once!! 😀

  2. Tandy July 21, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    these words are so true – and a friend of mine needs to hear them today, so thank you 🙂

  3. Camilla July 21, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    I needed to read this today. Thank You Tink

  4. scrambled7 July 21, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    One of her best quotes.

  5. Megan July 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    THANK YOU for this post today Laura…I absolutely needed to read these words today. Been having some rough days given my whole “job” situation among some other things and have been struggling with the “whys”…. My bloggin friends always seem to find the right words for me at the right times; Yesterday it was Donna and now today you and Vicky. THANK YOU my friend. xoxo.

    • tinkerbelle86 July 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

      ah chica im sad that you are struggling, keep your head high the perfect job is right around the corner!! 🙂

  6. AllOverTheWorldBaby July 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Wow, what a great quote! It’s amazing how quation can be so inspiring!

  7. Katherine at be well gifts July 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Wonderful post, I’m happy I found you. Subscribed 😉 Be Well, Katherine

  8. Ana le Roux July 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    You are wise beyond your years! Not many young people realize this.
    Very inspiring!
    I love your blog….keep it rolling.

  9. prenin July 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Very true Tinks!!! 🙂

    Everyone comes into our world for a reason and we should all be a shining example to others – in my case, what can go wrong!!! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs sweety – with you on the Jaffa cakes and river of tea!!! 🙂


  10. acleansurface July 22, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    What I like about this is the way you show the difference between a child’s perspective (it’s about happiness, right now) and an adult’s perspective (it’s about wisdom, and understanding the big picture).

  11. happydancecat July 22, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    It is almost impossible to see that there is a reason for certain things happening in our lives while they are happening. You’re so right about the need to embrace the pyjamas-and-jaffa-cakes stage in order to get to the everything-is-exactly-as-its-meant-to-be stage!

  12. cherry July 23, 2011 at 3:47 am #

    There is no manifestation of any creation before devastation…

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