I spend a lot of time lamenting certain decisions in my life and questioning the different paths I’ve taken. Then sometimes things happen and I feel like God/the Universe/They are trying to tell me that things are going according to plan. It’s one of the reasons I asked about deja vu last week. Someone once told me that when you have deja vu you know you are right where you are supposed to be.
Another thing that happens to me is kinda weird and may not even be that big of a deal, but it gives me pause whenever it happens. Say for instance I am reading a book and the word “quarantine” comes up, at the exact same time that I am reading that word, someone on the television will say it. And I don’t mean common words like “hello” or “Atlanta.” It’s almost always a unique word. That always freaks me out.
Let me give you a couple of other instances of things that have given me pause:
When I was in New York for Mother’s Day, we stopped at a park so baby could ride on the swings. A couple was there pushing their baby and started making small talk. She asked how old Regan was and I told her. Her baby was the same age. She asked her birthday and our daughters had the same birthday. I asked her what time her daughter was born and she said 1:29PM. Regan was born at 1:27PM. A seriously weird coincidence, no?
Today I was out of town doing a site visit for an event. The sales manager and I were making small talk about where we lived and stuff like that. When I told her what exit I lived off of, she said she used to live off the same exit in the early 90s. I told her what road I lived off of. She said she used to live off the same road. I asked her what the name of her subdivision was called. She said she couldn’t remember but she could remember the address and it was “214 Oak Drive”. My mouth nearly hit the floor. I live at 210 Oak Drive. What are the odds that she used to live two doors down from my unit 20 years ago. How weird that we would meet today and be put in a situation that we would have time to kill and make small talk about where we lived? Had my companions not been late, we would have never had that conversation.
Anyway, I said all of this to say that weird things happen to me and I don’t really know what to make of it. Does any of this sound weird to you or am I making a big deal out of minor things?
Do you ever have situations like these?