Submitted by: Camryn

“Everything happens for a reason”

This is a picture of my tattoo that I have on the side of me. Originally, I got the heart after I went through an abusive and very toxic relationship in 2016 to remind myself of self love. I decided to add on to it in 2018. It is the writing in my moms hand writing “everything happens for a reason”. These words mean so much to me because this saying has gotten me through some of the hardest times in my life. My mom is my number one supporter and best friend. Without her reminding me that “everything happens for a reason” every time a hardship comes, I don’t know if I would be here today.

What interests you about these words?
What do you notice about it?
What if you were to say these words?
What would change if you said it?
What questions does the statement raise for you?
What impact do these words have on you? the community? the world?
How would things be different if these words were never said?
To what extent do you agree with the statement?
What do these words inspire you to do? to think? to become?