Have you ever had the feeling some things in your life happens for a reason? That the stars align and through purposeful destiny, a series of accidents snowball into a life-changing event. You can’t explain it. You don’t even know how it happened and if you tried to will it to happen again, it wouldn’t be the same. And the only way to understand it is to simply call it “fate.” Now I know that the term gets thrown around a lot. We tend to call everything, from finding a twenty dollar bill on our way to work to having our favorite sports team win a monumental championship, fate. But when it comes to love, fate does exist. I believe it as strongly as I breath. It’s that unexplainable feeling you get when you lock eyes with someone across a crowded room and you feel the strange sensation of butterflies in your stomach when you speak to him for the first time. It may be that you meet him in an unlikely place like the grocery store or the laundromat, when you least expect it (and when you are dressed in sweatpants, wearing no makeup and your hair is up in a ponytail). It may be at a work function. The same work function you seriously contemplated blowing off to spend a quiet evening alone, snuggled underneath a blanket on your living room sofa watching movies. Then because of a change of heart (or guilt from your co-worker), you decide, at the last minute, to go and by the end of the night, you are so glad you did because it’s there that you meet the most wonderful person. The one who walks you to your front door and calls you the very next day just to talk. It’s the beginning of something lasting.
Fate is a romantic notion and some people dismiss it as nothing more than a mythical notion, just like the questionable existence of unicorns. Well, I happen to find unicorns beautiful and I believe in them, just like I still believe in dreams at the end of a rainbow and anything, for that matter, that makes me hopeful. I’ve learned that not everything in life is under our control. We are not always the driver of our own destiny. Sometimes, we need to let go of the reigns and give in to the inevitable journey that fate puts us on.
I’ve learned that, sometimes, you have to believe in unicorns and rainbows. Who knows! You might just find that when you reach the end of it, the love of your life might very well be waiting there for you.