Do you believe in fate? What about coincidences? I read a book called When God Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life. To be honest, I only read parts of it. It's one of those books you can read a chapter here and there...a pick up and put down book. The main theme of the book though is "are they really coincidences?". I have always been interested in noticing life's little coincidences. I, for one, believe there is a higher power at work when things happen that make you stop and take notice. Or maybe...to quote Forrest Gump, "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happenin' at the same time."
Recently, I have had God winking at me with both eyes. For instance...I wrote my last post on November 30, very late at night and most people did not read it until the next morning, December 1st. I just polished up something I had written back in March. I felt like I needed to publish one more post in November and editing an old draft was the easy way out. In the post, I mention my friend Debbie who lost her battle to cancer. Imagine my surprise the next day when it was called to my attention that December 1st was the day, exactly 5 years ago that she died. Wink, wink.
Earlier in the week I was lamenting the fact that I hadn't spoken to one of my daughters in while. I had a dream about her one night... an anxiety dream. You know, one of those dreams where you are in turmoil running away from certain disaster? She was in the dream and when I woke up I decided I needed to call her that day. I called her from our land line and we had a lovely conversation and she was in no danger of certain disaster. At the end of the conversation she mentioned how glad she was that she called me. I said, "I called you!". She replied, "No, I called you on your cell phone." We were talking on my land line. I checked my cell phone call log and there it was, she had called....at the exact time I called her and somehow we were automatically connected. Wink, wink.
It's nice to notice the coincidences as we go through this life. There are times when you find yourself in just the right place at the right time...or the wrong place at the wrong time and wonder "why you?". My theory is, we are right where we are supposed to be, when we are supposed to be there. There is a reason you see that long lost friend one day in the grocery store. A reason you are late for something. A reason you took a different route on your daily commute. We make thousands of choices every day.... don't you ever wonder why you made some of them? I do. Wink, wink.