Nothing Happens by Chance

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Kayla Byrd
12/20/12
Comp and Rhet.
Final
Nothing Happens By Chance
Many people including myself believe everything happens for a reason. “People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” –Marilyn Monroe. Every decision we make in our lives reflect our future. People believe in doing the right things so good things will come their way. Nothing happens by chance, everything happens for a reason.

We all make choices in our lives. Sometimes we even make bad choices and as a result bad things come our way. Sometimes great things happen to us as a result of something we did or choice we made. Sometimes things happen that are totally out of our control. The choices we make help pave the road to our future and success.

Bad things that happen to us might not make much sense at the time but they were meant to teach us a lesson, or perhaps to make us a better person. We might feel that it’s the end of the world. It may even be something tragic. The hardest ones are when loved ones leave us to go to a better place. We can never understand why, we just have to believe that there is a reason why they had to leave us. But had we not been faced with such dilemmas, we would not have realized our strengths, weakness, and potential we have. These experiences are what make us. They create the person we have become.

A few years ago my dad lost his job of 7 years. Not because of anything he did, but because the company needed to save money. So, they felt that eliminating his position would benefit them. At first he was devastated, but as he looked back upon it, it was evident that it was probably the best thing that could have happened. Had that not happened to him, he would have most likely still be making $10 an hour and working the same old job. Because that did...
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