Enjoy the Ride

I just finished watching an old movie based off the fate of the main character, and in the movie, the main character’s life is practically determined by whether or not she catches a train. We see what happens when she does in fact catch the train, and when she misses it, but the point being, it was all about fate.

In life, things tend to happen to us and those around us at times when we least expect them. Most of these occurrences cannot be prevented so many of us like to call these things fate. Well, at least only the good occurrences. For example, you’ll hear people constantly say, “It was fate that brought us together.” Or, “It was fate that I was at this particular place at this time.” However, you never really hear people use the word fate when it comes to negative situations. But whether you like to believe that everything happens for a reason, or that something good comes along after every time something bad occurs, there is a bigger point to be made here.

Not everything in life can be planned, scheduled, pre-determined, arranged, or any other word with the same meaning. Things are going to happen to us and to those around us, and sometimes it will be good and other times it unfortunately won’t be. So where does that leave us, you may ask.

We cannot control everything that happens in this world, but we can make the best of what we have been given. Let life run its course, as it is going to, but in the process of doing so, live it to the fullest. Do everything you want, and achieve all that you wish to accomplish. Who knows where fate or life may take us tomorrow, so for today, you might at well enjoy the ride.

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13 comments on “Enjoy the Ride

  1. I think you brought up a very good point here. Our destinies to bring trials and tribulation to build character. Without the bad circumstances we’d never learn the true meaning of our existance. Although we do have control over certain things, there is divine order, divine timing, and divine appointments. I do believe everything happens for a reason even in the moment when the bricks of our foundation maybe collapsing. It’s in the middle of the storms you learn to have strength, courage, determination, self worth, self love, self acceptance, and many more lessons in life. Although we’d like to have a perfect life it is impossible 100% of the time. We can see failure as an obstacle, or an opportunity for growth! 🙂

  2. JennyO says:

    I must say you have really said it in a way that feels “right” – so many things have happened in my life that have brought me to the point I am now. All could be called fate, but all are definently not what I’d say as “Good” but in retrospect even my divorce, or move, or deployments have been fate – maybe not “good fate” but a destiny changing moment. Good timing on this one – really hit home.

  3. You pinned it correctly. If we could change things so our life so everything could be planned, or organized, life would be grand. I have stopped trying and try to just go with the flow. Thanks for the insight. Take Care, BAM

  4. P. C. Zick says:

    We can’t push the river; water flows on the path of least resistance no matter what we do. Fighting it is a useless cause so we might as well jump on board and enjoy the ride. Thanks for this post!

  5. Hemingway couldn’t have critiqued it better! Sincerely Deborah

  6. Very good message in your post! I wanted to thank you for visiting my site and reading my poems! You are very talented always strive to use it for the betterment of your fellow brothers and sisters! Thanks again!

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