I am a firm believer in 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 when you were thinking of someone, and shortly afterwards, you run into them, or they call 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. 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 the arms of my guy! Or, what if you are struggling to find a job, an acquaintance invites you for dinner, which you attend, only to meet someone who is looking to hire in your field of expertise? Coincidence or bigger plan?
To be clear, I am NOT religious, I don’t believe in God, but I do think it’s curious when these moments happen. Do we subconsciously surround ourselves with people that will benefit us in some way for a greater purpose? Our subconscious minds at work, networking with Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, what are we hoping to find? 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 over and over again in your head. Exhausting any sensical reason for the demise, you assume it’s you. What was the purpose of this relationship? Digging deep, 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. The “reason” eventually shows it’s 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