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100 Words Replay 8

Life.

Is it that everything happens for a reason… that all the pieces of the puzzle are designed to click nicely into place, with the end result a beautiful, complete picture?

Or is it that everything happens, and it is up to each of us to take those neutral happenings and decide what we will make of them?

Part of me wants to believe in deeper meanings, magic, fate.

Another part feels much more secure with the idea that we have choices and are in control of the picture to be painted.

But honestly, I do not know.

I wonder.

100 Words, 07/16/2008

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Kathy May 10, 2012

    I believe in fate…but our fates can change depending on the choices we make. Boy, that is one to ponder!!!

    Kathy
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  • Journey of Life May 11, 2012

    I believe in both. Something just happen for a reason and something I could take control.
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  • Jenn May 11, 2012

    I’d like to think that our choices are ours to make–we are each making our own masterpiece–and we need to take care with each stroke (read: choice) so that we don’t ruin the end result. Or something like that 🙂 LOL.

    I think your question is debated everyone at some point or another. Great post 🙂 Cheers, Jenn.
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  • The M Half
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    May 12, 2012

    This has been on my mind a lot lately. I want so very much to believe that things happen for a reason AND that I have the power to make my own choices and determine my “destiny.”

    I think it’s both, but that feels like a cheater’s way out, like it’s not really taking a stand. I do not believe there’s a chalkboard in the sky that lists all the things I will ever do, say, hear, or see. I do, however, believe there are a series of lessons I’m meant to learn. It’s how I learn them that shapes me. I also believe the people who come into my life do so for a reason. Either I teach/support them or they teach/support me. Hopefully both. I’ve met enough of just the “right” kind of people at just the “right” time in my life not to believe that.

    I just struggle with some of the other stuff. Like the idea of being preordained. If everything is already predetermined, why work at anything? Why try? Why focus?

    Then again, if I can’t control it, why worry about it? I’ve finally accepted that I cannot control the weather. There is no point in me worrying about rain, drought, snow, or ice because I can’t do anything about it. All I can do is attempt to be prepared. Preparation eases worry, for me.

    I suppose there’s something ridiculous about having a response to your 100-word post that is well over 100 words, huh? Well, you made me think again! 🙂
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  • Classic NYer May 14, 2012

    Earlier today my husband threw a fit for pretty much no good reason. (He does this.) He walked me to the library later, claiming that it was a “bad day.” I said that it was not a bad day. He was about to argue with me, but then looked down and saw an abandoned rosary on the ground. He’s Catholic. He picked it up. He said it was a sign. I was thinking “it’s not a sign, it’s a necklace…” but I didn’t want him to throw another fit.

    I don’t know why I just said all that.
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