I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Those chance meetings or invitations from an unlikely source could benefit or change your life for the better. What does this mean? Depending on your approach, be open and aware of your surroundings. I never say no; otherwise, you might miss those gifts of good fortune.
Was there ever a time you were thinking of someone, and shortly afterwards, you ran into them, or they called you? It catches you off guard, hopefully stopping you, making you think, wow, why did this happen? I’ve experienced this often, usually laughing it off and chalking it up to a coincidence. But what if it’s not a coincidence? Is there a bigger plan that I’m unaware of?
Case in point, if it weren’t for a disastrous blind date, I wouldn’t have immediately reached out to a friend, asking her to set me up with her client, which ended up with me in my guy’s arms. Or, what if you are struggling to find a job, and an acquaintance invites you for dinner, which you attend, only to meet someone looking to hire in your field of expertise? Coincidence or a bigger plan?
To be clear, I am NOT religious. And I don’t believe in God; however, I think it’s curious when these moments occur. Do we subconsciously surround ourselves with people that will benefit us in some way for a greater purpose? What are we hoping to find with subconscious minds at work, networking with Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram? A connection or more?
Why do some relationships end without any notice, leaving you hanging? If you’re like me, the replay button is pressed repeatedly in my head. Exhausting any sensical reason for the demise, you assume it’s you. So what was the purpose of this relationship? Was this relationship a stepping stone to greater things or an end to your misery?
My intuition tells me that it happened for a reason, whatever that may be, which is sometimes hard to swallow. But, the “reason” eventually shows its true self, giving you an epiphany or that uh-huh moment you needed, finally giving you closure or an understanding of what happened.
A chance meeting or an unexpected opportunity, embrace it and keep yourself open to the possibilities; you never know what great plans lie ahead.
“Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” John Mayer