Monday, August 9, 2010

Common Thread

Everyone is always quick to throw out the saying, "everything happens for a reason." But, how much actual truth is in that very statement? That's definitely a question that will result in an opinionated answer, so there's really no "right" answer, seeing as everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion. Since this is my blog, my answer is obviously going to be my own opinion, no shocker there. 

I do believe that everything happens for a reason, and no I don't believe that it's just "by chance" or some random occurrence. Without diving too far into beliefs this early on, I'll just say that I do believe that God is in full control of my life, and that He is the reason that things have happened and happen the way they do. Now, with that being said, I'll also say that I find myself having a hard time swallowing how life does play out sometimes. With the older I've gotten, the more experiences I've had, and the more people that have come into and out of my life, I've really come to find that it all ties together in someway or another. The experiences that I had during life before college have molded me into a person who's been able to handle and help people in similar situations almost 5 years later. The other thing that I find absolutely fascinating is how similar I am to the people I've become closest to. It is both amazing and insanely crazy that you can live a completely separate life from another person, manage to both come to the same University, meet, become close friends, all to find out that the similarities between the two of you are of epic proportions. Have you ever had that happen? Well if you haven't, I'll just say that it is one of THE coolest, creepy things you'll probably ever if you haven't, maybe that just means you haven't taken the opportunity to really open your eyes to the people around you! 

That right there is one of the big reasons why I love life. What you expect to happen, rarely does, and what you don't expect to happen, not only happens but it also usually turns out to be one of the best things. Some people don't ever quite embrace that part of life...either they don't like surprise, they don't like to be caught off guard, they would rather life just "stick to the plan", etc. Me? I embrace it...or sometimes complain about it, THEN embrace it. Enough rambling for now, I'm off to bed to rest my hands for some MASSIVE amounts of texting that will start occurring tomorrow around 6:30(ish)pm. Hey, that's what happens when I'm deprived of texting one of my best friends for 5 weeks.