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Thursday Feb 21, 2008

For a Reason

Most us have heard this: everything happens for a reason.

Agree? Disagree?

Of course, everything does happen for a reason—from the light bulb burning out to a selfless act of bravery to things from the dark side of the force.

When something wonderful happens to us, we rarely say it happened for a reason—which is a passive phrase most often connected to difficulties.

I suggest this approach: when some event ensnares you in a drama, it is you who must provide the reason, the lesson, and the meaning. This is power; this is art; and this is a life worth living.