My life has been characterized by amazing timing, both good and bad, although the bad timing has been inconsequential. I met my ex-wife because a friend’s new Ford Galaxy had broken down along a main street in Elmont, New York, on the same day she moved into that area and happened to take a walk with a visiting girl friend. Without that meeting, three very nice children and four grandchildren would not have been born.
I met my partner of 25 years because we both happened to be on a hike on the same day in January of 1991, in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and she happened to have two tickets to a Philadelphia Orchestra concert that night, but no one to go with.
On a drive out to the Apishapa State Wildlife Area in southeastern Colorado to take a hike in 1994, I was about 10 seconds too early to be hit by a flipping car coming toward me.
I’m sure you may have had similar occurrences in your life. It amazes me how chancy our lives’ events are. Any change in what we have done, or when we did it, or what things happened around us, could have made our lives turn out completely differently. My philosophy is that, if you ever were content during some period of your life, then you should never regret, or wish to change, anything prior to that moment. The route you traveled to get to that contentment is the only way you know you could have gotten there.