Luck, as we usually call it. Coincidence, Fate, Destiny.
It’s the universe’s way of telling you that it works, either against you or along is not guaranteed. But the universe sure as hell works. It has a reason for everything that happens to you, good or bad. You’re here for a reason.
Let’s take an example from a book I recently read, the writer said, a girl being treated for a cancer with not so normal methods to which she shows extraordinary inflammatory response and coma with her organs failing like falling into a deep valley. The doctor treating her has a trigger in his mind about his daughter who took medications for a certain disease which might bring that girl out of coma because those blood factors are the same ones as his daughter’s. He treats her immediately with that medicine and her condition simply improves, comes out of her coma. Who saved her? Luck, chance, destiny, fate, no. The Universe.
Just like when Doctor Who visited 1913, right before the world war to which a little boy sees the future from his watch. He came to know a war was coming, he knew that on the battlefield, there was going to be a grenade thrown at him and his companions which if he dodged, he wouldn’t die. What was that? Universe. The Time Lord himself came to save his life long before he even knew the War was coming.
It is fiction, but I dare to believe it.
During the floods in Mumbai a few years back, my sister got stuck in a society whose lowermost floors were flooded. She was accommodated in a house from where she called her parents and updated about her location and people whom she was with. It so happened that the family who gave her shelter too had a daughter and she was with my sister’s family. How crazy is that? Lady luck I tell you.
Just as the examples here, we need to believe that the universe does work for the good ones. It will help you when you help others. You need to have faith that everything happens for a reason. You meet each and every person in your life for a purpose. You falter, you trip, you fall, you get up, all because of the universe’s energy. There may be an overuse of the word ‘universe’ here, but bear with me.
I must quote Sherlock here.
Mycroft: What do we say about coincidence?
Sherlock: The universe is rarely so lazy.
P.S. I highly disagree with Sherlock in this matter. 😦