Do you believe in coincidences?
Do you believe that if you miss some crucial piece of information (life lesson) that it will find it's way back to you, that you will continue to repeat the cycle until you learn/notice this information or that once it's gone, it's gone?
I believe that history repeats itself if we fail to learn from our mistakes. I believe that there are certain things that need to be learned before I can move on to the next lesson in becoming who I am. I believe in second chances and I believe in making amends when the opportunity arises.
Perhaps we see only what we want to see because that is what we are looking for and perhaps still we see these things only because the time is right for them to be revealed to us in the grand scheme of things.
Everything has a purpose, everything has a reason and each thing has its season.
When I was younger I fought my way out of my small town life by earning a full paid college scholarship to the University of Texas only to find (once I got there) that I enjoyed school, but didn't enjoy attending classes. I worked and attended school full time unwilling to give up either, but knowing I couldn't keep both up without burning myself out. Eventually I got to the point where one had to give and the choice was hard...until an opportunity presented itself which allowed me to have both. Little did I understand then, that I would actually achieve my long term goal of completing my degree (at no cost to myself) but I did. I worked hard and steadily towards this goal and no, it wasn't in the manner I had originally thought it would be, but I got to the end result just by a different path.
Be it fate, destiny, the work of god or some other higher being - I often wonder if our lives are a set of coincidences or a series of opportunities designed to get us to where we need to be or teach us certain lessons in life.
Take for example the picture below. Two babies, two different situations, born at two different times in their parents lives yet very similar. Perhaps the commonality between these two babies has more than meets the eye.
What do you think - Coincidence, fate, hard work or something more?