Today, I ran over a curb with my car and popped the front right tire. I am writing this after an exhausting day of navigating situations I have never experienced before.
This event truly was one in a million relying on all of the events of the last 48 hours unfolding the way they did.
In so many alternate universes, this never would have happened.
And yet it did.
One of my core truths is that everything happens for a reason. This is easy to say when the thing happening is winning the lottery. It is not so easy to say when it is a large auto body bill. I’ve learned that one of the best ways to test a truth is to see if it applies in unfavorable circumstances as much as in favorable ones.
I texted to some friends today, “The silver lining to this will come. Tow truck will come first haha.” I truly believe that this was as “aligned” of an event as anything glorious happening to me.
I can play with scenarios all day long — Maybe these new tires will help me avoid an accident in the future. Or maybe the deliverable for work that I missed and will send on Friday will have a different downward impact than if it was submitted Thursday. Or maybe this incident will encourage one of my children to get tire protection in the future and save them from a tough situation.
The fact is I will probably never know why this happened, and I don’t need to. I trust that it unfolded in the way it was supposed to, and I trust that the Universe has my back. My truth has been affirmed, I was able to share my truth with my kids and I still have the good fortune to sit down after a long day and write. It’s all good.