Everything Happens for a Reason

Posted by admin on August 31, 2015

sh_thumbnail.jpgHave you heard this saying before or even said it yourself.  Well I have said “Everything Happens for a Reason” so many times I cannot count.  Sometimes I find out what that reason is almost instantly and other times I never seem to figure it out but trust that it is for a reason.

Well I want to share with you what happened today.  It is so amazing that I am just basking in its glory right now.  This was an example of how quickly the reasons come back to you.

One of my clients that I sold a house to just had the misfortune of experiencing an electrical fire due to their Samsung stove’s faulty wiring.  It was very devastating for them because they lost everything inside this brand new home they moved into less than 1 year ago.  

The positive thing, I always know there is one if you look for it, is this.  They are all safe, mom, dad, two children and their dog because they just happen to be away when it happened.  The bad thing was they lost all their belongings and school is approaching quite quickly, and it will be awhile before insurance settles so they are in need of the children’s clothing.  So I decided to put the word out for anyone who could help out.  Between my good friend Rebecca and myself we managed to get some clothes and shoes to our friends in need.  

Now here is where the “Everything Happens for a Reason” part comes in.

I have been looking for someone from our local Police Domestic Violence unit to attend my official book launch but have not received any response from them.  The book is called Fear Is Not An Option a memoir just released mid August and is about a young girl who survives child abuse and domestic violence.   One of the incidents I speak about in the book is when I was 16 years old and my boyfriend convinced me to move out of province far away from my family so he could have total control of me and I would have no place to go for help if I needed it. 

We were staying in a hotel and he had purchased a pellet gun earlier that day.  In a drunken stupor he decided to start shooting me with it from a close distance.  I was screaming and crying and ran down to the front desk and asked them to call the Police.  When the Police arrived I told them what had happened and they asked me if the perpetrator was my boyfriend.  I said yes.  The Police then told me there was nothing they could do as this was a domestic situation and I chose him as my boyfriend. I was shocked at their response and could not believe they were going to leave me there to be abused.  But this is how it was back in those days. 

Now things have changed and the Police have a better understanding, more guidelines and laws they can use to help women in these situations.  So for my book launch I wanted to have a representative from the Police to let people know the services they now have and how they are dealing with these situations today.  Now women who are being abused can feel safe to call the Police when they need them. 

Now this particular customer of mine who had the fire worked for the Police in a different department so she was unable to help.

Here comes the “Everything Happens for a Reason” part.  As I am delivering the clothes to this woman she tells me that since the fire happened and her family needs her more right now she has changed roles at the Police and is now going to be in the Domestic Violence Unit and she will be coming to the event.  I got goose bumps all over.  It was not my intention to give to her to get anything back, I only wanted to help out any way I could.   Also, by knowing about this and getting the word out to all neighbors and friends she also may have saved a life for someone that will now not buy those stoves and will in future unplug them or turn off the breaker before going out.

Amazing how people are brought together and things happen if you are aware.

  • Remember “Give and you shall receive”
  • Always look for the “Positives” in every situation.
  • And don’t forget that “Everything Happens for a Reason”.