Everything happens for a reason…

Does it really? Or is that the statement we use just to make ourselves feel better?

Growing up, I came across many such quotes. Be it in the form of stories I heard from my dad, or by reading several stories from Ramayana and Mahabharatha, these quotes had always helped  me cope through tough times. I was a strong believer that everything does happen for a reason. Until one day, a friend of mine retorted, “No, it doesn’t. That’s the statement people use when they fail to achieve something.”

Of course, he was very blunt about it, but it got me thinking. Could it be possible? Is that what we do, the moment we fail to get what we want blame it on fate? If  so, then there’s no much difference between us and the fox that called the grapes sour, is there?

However, my friend was not completely right. That statement is one hundred percent true. Everything does happen for a reason. The reason being not fate, but our actions. When we set out to do something and the outcome is not as expected, we immediately find an easy way out and start the blame game. Instead if we were to look back upon our actions that caused the end result, we will definitely know where we went wrong and it will give us a chance to correct our mistakes.

As we bid goodbye to 2016 and step into this new year, let’s take a moment to learn from our experiences so far. Face the challenges with a positive attitude and yes, believe this: Everything happens for a reason, and the reason is not fate!





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