Over the years, there has been a lot of debate over the existence of "Coincidence." A lot of things are brushed off by many as "just a coincidence." I for one do not think anything is coincidence. Absolutely everything that happens, there is a reason for it to have happened.
After reading the following account of my experience, let me know if you think this was "just a coincidence." I am interested in feedback from this web sites readers, if you choose to give it.
Like many, I have developed "daily habits", things we do everyday. We develop routines. Since I have lived in the same area for the last 47 years, I have a "routine" route that I drive to and from work. I drive the freeway most of the way, but exit about a mile before home so as to calm down some. Get away from the fast paced Southern California freeways (for those that know I drive the 405 through the Valley!) and just relax.
Every day I drive past our community park. At one end of the park, the street curves, like a "U" and has a three way stop. Every day I drive this way, both ways. Traffic is usually light and is quicker than using the main boulevard.
On this particular day, I was driving down the street past the park with one car in front of me. We were slowing down because we were approaching the three way stop. The car in front of me gets to the sign and stops. As I stopped behind him, I suddenly thought to myself, "Boy, it would really be devastating if someone ran this stop sign." As this thought "comes" to me, the car in front of me completed his left turn and now it's my turn at the stop sign. Because this thought just came into my head, I glanced around the park, to the other side of the "U", and saw an SUV speeding around the curve, and knew he wasn't going to stop at the sign. I hesitated to make my left turn, and watched the SUV speed right through the stop sign and pass me.
I said "thank you both God and Guides for putting that thought into my head." Had I not hesitated, I would have been hit and most likely badly hurt.
I relayed this story to some people that I work with and almost every one of them said "coincidence." Really? Driving the same route for over 30 years and this is the only time that I ever considered someone might run that stop sign.
I know everything happens for a reason. I wasn't supposed to be in an accident that day. It wasn't in the plan! What do you think?