If You're Looking For A Sign
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

If You're Looking For A Sign

Are you looking for a sign?

If You're Looking For A Sign
Live Life Happy

If you're looking for a sign, then here it is.

If you're looking for a sign to go to work, to say yes to that date, or to eat that extra cookie, then here it is. If you're looking for a sign to keep fighting, to keep breathing, to keep waking up every morning, here it is. If you're just looking for a sign, or something that seems like too much of a coincidence to ignore, you guessed it, here it is.

Most people I know, including myself, believe that everything happens for a reason. We believe in small happenings that lead to bigger, possibly life changing happenings. We believe that we were meant to hit every red light when we were in a rush because it means we missed that accident five minutes down the road or having a class freshman year of college who later became your best friend.

Sometimes we look at bad things happening to us as having bad luck or thinking the world is out to get you nine times out of ten. Everyone goes through tough times, just like everyone goes through great times. Sometimes it seems like certain people have a horseshoe shoved up their ass while others seem to always have the short end of the stick. In most cases, we make our own luck. If it goes well, well it's luck. But if it goes badly, we blame the universe because let's be real, no one likes to take the blame. But it's how the cookie crumbles, or the cards fall, or how karma plays itself out. Some of us take life by the horns and make their own 'fate,' while the rest of us let the dust settle and point our fingers.

I believe that I have made decisions that I thought would benefit me but turned out to be big mistakes all so that I would later learn from them.

Whether it was breaking the rules or not studying for a test thinking:

One, I wasn't going to get caught.

Two, thinking I could still get an A+ with a grade of 65 on my test.

And finally, three, thinking I could do all of those things in one night.

Other times I have made great decisions thinking 'good karma is coming your way Crystal' and got slapped across the face because my 'act of kindness' was driven by greed.

We learn from our decisions, our mistakes, our successes and that is how we create our own 'luck.' Luck is created by stringing together our decisions, mistakes, and successes to create one single moment in time that worked out well for us.

That might be as simple as deciding to make your own cup of coffee in the morning instead of paying $5 for that cup at the local café, so later that day when that cute co-worker of yours asks if anyone has $5 for a cup of coffee, you get to be his coffee date.

I know what you're thinking, seriously? A cup of coffee, really? But what if that cute guy would then later become your husband? (If it can happen in the movies, it can happen in real life!) As small or as big as it may be, every decision we make from waking up in the morning until we go to sleep is strung together to create bigger, more life-altering moments.

No matter how big or small, everything happens for a reason, even if we don't know what the reason is.

I think that luck is very similar to signs. When you're having a bad day because you woke up late and are ready to call in sick but hear your favorite song play when you're about to hit snooze, it's that sign you needed to get your butt up, and you listen.

When you get into your car 15 minutes later than normal and hear about an accident on your normal route to work, was it luck or was it a sign? We can look at it anyway we want. We can believe that god gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers and it helps get us through the tough times. We can think that after numerous heartbreaking events that something good is about to come out way. We can think that good things come in threes or the third times a charm. We spend most of our time trying to make sense of every situation that happens to us when sometimes there is no reason to it, that is just how its suppose to go. We can only make certain situations go exactly how we want them but more often than not it is simply out of our control and to some, that can be just as settling.

Was it luck that this article came onto your timeline or was it that sign you needed to eat that cookie?

Or to keep that $5 for your future husbands coffee? Or simply to wake up tomorrow? Whatever you need a sign for, any sign at all, here it is. The world has given you the sign you have asked for, so take it how you want to take it but this is too big of a coincident to ignore.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments