"Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous."
I am not old by any stretch of the imagination, but I graduated from college a lifetime ago. (To give you some idea of my age, I didn’t have to cite an Internet source in assigned papers until my senior year, and even then I had only a vague idea of what the Internet actually was.) I had my fair share of friends in college. But thanks to time and geography and an era that predated virtual social networking, I lost touch with every single one of those friends.
Because I feel very little connection to my old stomping grounds, I never read my college’s alumni journal that showcases the successful doctors and lawyers and do-gooders the school produced. But for some reason, when that journal arrived in the mail the other day, I opened it instead of tossing it directly into the recycling bin. As I scanned the highlighted names, one caught my eye. Oh my gosh, I thought, that’s Schmoopie! (Obviously not a real name, but a significant one nonetheless.) I read on and learned that she was a regular contributor at a popular blog. Within 5 minutes, I found her personal blog, left a cryptic comment trying to explain who I was without jeopardizing public anonymity, and got a response that practically glowed with smiles.
Now 2 days into our reunion, I can’t help but wonder about coincidences. Sure, I’ve reconnected with other long-lost college friends. But that wasn’t coincidence. That was Facebook. Some karmic force made me open that alumni journal instead of trashing it. I was meant to find this person after all this time.
I am a true believer in karma and destiny and the everything-happens-for-a-reason philosophy. After all, a series of coincidences introduced me to my husband. So thank you coincidence, thank you God for staying anonymous.
Do you believe in karma? Have you experienced unexplainable coincidences that have impacted your life?
Oh, and Schmoopie, if you’re reading this, wait until you see the pictures I dug up!
This post has been linked to Words of Wisdom Wednesday hosted by Me and My SoldierMan and Pour Your Heart Out hosted by Things I Can't Say.