“Everything happens for a reason”
My motto in life, as you can see in the title of this blog, is that everything happens for a reason. Basically, I believe that if something is meant to happen, it will and vice verse. This belief is absolutely connected to my spirituality since I trust that God is in control and the life is not entirely random. Every action I take will have a specific consequence that I help shape by the choice that I make.
Let my immediate future serve as an example. My wife and I are moving to Boston later this summer to begin graduate school yet that very nearly was not the case. I, we, anticipated moving to Australia for grad school this past February, for grad school, and everything seemed to be gearing up for that end result. However, as it grew closer to the time and the obstacles began to mount, it became obvious that to move to Australia (at that time) would have been forcing the issue. Once we changed gears and reconsidered Boston, the difficulty subsided and everything just simplified. I am positive that this new direction (adventure still?) is the right one. I truly believe that if Australia, not Boston, was meant to be, it would have been.
My motto might not apply to anyone else since it requires patience, guile, flexibility and quite a bit of optimism but it works for me. I wonder, do you have a motto that you live by?