I don’t think anything is random. Sometimes you have to look back at all the events leading up to the coincidence and realise that everything happened
for a reason.
You made choices along the way to get where you were for the coincidence to show up.
You can analyse it till the cows come home but sometimes you just have to go with the flow and jump at every opportunity that is in front of you.
You might not know where it will take you but if it feels right then jump. Of course, if it feels wrong then that is your warning system and you should
I will share with you a string of events that lead me to having my first article published in a magazine.
It was a normal weekend towards the end of last year and I was flicking through a local magazine, you know the general, what happening around town magazine that gets thrown on your driveway. I was sitting in bed having a coffee and wondering what to do and also relishing the fact that there was nothing scheduled, no where to be, no sporting event to run the kids to etc. You know the joys of being a parent and some weekends it’s unrelenting.
I saw an ad for the mind, body, spirit festival and it happened to be on today. My husband said I should go. You see I wasn’t feeling in a happy place
so it was probably a message of ‘go and enjoy yourself’ mixed with ‘I know you will be happier when you get back after a few hours away’.
The decision was made in the spur of the moment and to be honest I probably could not race out the house quick enough for some ‘me’ time. The festival was only a few minutes away which was also an added bonus.
Within 5 minutes of arriving there was a guided meditation starting. My first reaction was that I wanted to jump in and see the festival, all the stalls
and soak up the atmosphere.
There was something about the way the lady at the front desk told me about the meditation and I made the decision that it was probably best for me to relax, find some calm and clear my thoughts. Half an hour later my energy had completely changed and I was not only calm but probably the calmest I had been in weeks.
I wandered around the brightly coloured stall, sampled the wonderful food, smelt the incense and plucked up the courage to talk about my second book Free to be me that I was days away from finished.
At one of the stalls I met Sharon Rowland, the editor of the Oddities e-Club Magazine. I mentioned my book Free to be me and she offered to review it.
I was over the moon. It still took me a further couple of months before the book was ready for release but I remembered to send it to Sharon.
Little did I know that I would be invited to write an article for the magazine and contribute more stories.
So had I not read the local magazine, or mentioned the festival, or been pushed (in a loving way) to go, or talked to Sharon, then this would never have happened. So you decide, do coincidences really exist or was this just a string of events that lead me to the right place at the right time?