I have been hearing and reading the saying “Everything happens for a reason” for long but I never really thought it’s true. All I used to think was that some things just happen, there’s no reason to them. But, the more I witness the new days of life, the more I’ve come to realize I was wrong.
At the time of grief or pain, some people may find it difficult to believe that everything happens for a reason. But we gain the wisdom and new-found strength through the lowest points in life.
A friend of mine got his chin injured badly while playing in the ground, and was not even able to eat properly. We were just ‘Hello, how are you?’ kind of friends then, but when he got injured, our friendship grew at the times when I helped him going hospitals, fetching meals, etc., and today we are best friends.
I started reading (novels) when I was in second semester of my engineering and from then I never looked back or maybe the books never let me do so. It was the best thing happened to me in a long time. I had started reading to learn life lessons so I started with the book “The art of happiness” but with the time I learnt that the life itself teaches us enough lessons if we observe it.
I gave up on reading philosophy. Fiction interested me. Many people used to ask me if I read to improve my vocabulary and English. But the truth is I never read for improving English. Reading becomes boring if you look for meaning of every word in dictionary. I rarely did it.
Initially I took about 15 days or more to finish a book but with the time my reading speed increased and there came a day when I finished two books (300 pages each) in a single day. Words started to take turns even when I was asleep and I felt as if it was me who was writing those words. Of course, I didn’t remember what I wrote when I used to wake up in the morning. And I started writing a few lines every day from then.
A friend and well-wisher, gave me an LIC diary from his house and suggested that I start writing a diary. I started writing it from 2014 and I do it till date. I haven’t built a great vocabulary but I have read a lot that I can sense mistakes in a sentence while reading it. It automatically occurs to me. I wrote poems, one liners, articles and short stories, and some people liked it.
I got my first job a few weeks ago, for the post of Content Writer. And when I look back, I realize that reading and writing have helped me get my first job. And since the company where I work is a web and cloud hosting provider, I need some technical knowledge as well and my engineering fulfils that.
Doesn’t everything happen for a reason?
As quoted by Steve Jobs, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life”
Eventually all of the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.