The other day, I asked a woman how she met her husband. “I worked for the government in DC at the end of World War 2. While I waited for transfer to France, I went to a small store to buy clothes. The owner said she had a nephew there with the FBI and gave me his name and phone number, telling me to call him. I did. We went out and got married a few months later. I always wonder what my life would have been like if I hadn’t gone to that store or told the owner my story.”
I ended up teaching Spanish for thirty years because my mother didn’t like the French teacher in high school and enrolled me in Spanish. Because a huge percentage of my life and income has been based on speaking Spanish, I can’t get my brain around the difference in my life because of a chance remark from the French teacher to my mother.
In your life, do you see a place where you might have been a different person if one tiny event had been different?
Do you see a way chance or coincidence changed you life? I wonder what I’d be like today if I’d majored, for example, in PE.