“…chance encounters play a prominent role in shaping the course of human lives.”
~ Albert Bandura
Former president, American Psychological Association
“Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.”
~ Louis Pasteur
A friend of mine recently went through a tough time: a personal crisis. She was scouring for signs of something positive, anything that would offer a ray of hope or light for her situation. She decided to go out for some tea when she encountered a woman, unknown to her, who began chatting about the trials and tribulations of her life.
The woman spoke of gratitude for those who had courage, and at the end of what was essentially a monologue the woman said to my friend: “Everybody goes through difficulties. Surround yourself with positive people and hang in there.” With that the woman got up and left. My friend had not shared a word of her difficulties, yet this chance encounter satisfied her need to receive something positive.
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