Fate is what you are given. Destiny is what you make of it.
~ Author Unknown
Something to think about…
Each experience we have plays its part in the total picture of our lives. The steps we have taken, the path we travel today, and our direction tomorrow, are not by chance. There is a pattern. We each have a destiny. We may have veered off the path in the past, and we may veer off it again. But, we’ll be guided back, and our paths intersect. None of us is traveling alone. We have each other and the creative force that is at the helm.
When we look around us and reflect on how our lives are influenced by the persons close to us, we become aware that our presence affects their lives as well. Most of us could never have predicted the events that have influenced us. Nor can we anticipate what the future may hold. We can be certain, however, that we are safe; a power greater than ourselves is orchestrating our affairs.
There were times we feared we’d never survive an experience. Perhaps we still struggle with fears about new experiences. But, every experience adds a necessary thread to the pattern our life is weaving. We have the gift of reflection. We can understand, today, the importance of particular events of the past. Next month, next year, we’ll understand today.
Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations