I Believe in Destiny and Simple Acts of Kindness

Zarah - San Diego, California
Entered on February 14, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in power and spirituality of destiny, free-will, and serendipity in life, love, and career. Growing up in a family with strong moral and religious convictions has taught me the values that each encounter I have faced or conquered on the paths I have walked and yet to tread as pieces of me and the life lessons and understanding I have and yearn to learn. From a young age, I was certain that while God is the creator and protector, there is also a strong power that God has given us and that power is our will and right to free will. I believe that while everything in life does happen to us for reason, there are things in life that we as humans have the power to change and these things are purely driven by free-will and the will to either thrive or survive.

Destiny taunts us with painful and prickly paths that are laced in sweetness and desire such that we are compelled to divert to, yet, God has given us the intelligence, discipline, and mind power to make decisions to either fall into the temptations of life or to defeat them and reinforce our commitments to dignity and pride. I believe that free-will enables us to either live a humble life, serving the needs of others by providing selfless support to those young and old alike without second-guessing or even stopping to think of the impact on our lives. While, on the other hand, destiny leads many people to fall into temptation and neglect the needs of their fellow man or woman and seek self-serving needs while demonstrating chauvinistic behaviors as they trot along the slimy paths of greed and loathe.

I don’t believe that there are mistaken encounters or wrong paths traveled; I believe that while not every path we travel will lead us to happiness and satisfaction, the paths are what lead us to greater understanding and existence in the world. By facing fears, challenges, sorrows, devastations and movements of euphoria, happiness and patience, we are able to achieve greater appreciation for the simple and elegant times and moments in life and we learn to cherish them as reminders of the true power that destiny and free-will have in life.

I believe that instilling a strong positive interest in accepting the obstacles we are faced with is critical for survival, while some obstacles in life such as losses of family members, lost loves, and failed careers are always difficult, we must remember that we can and survive and that our goal is to share the positive lessons and memories with others to help make their lives better.

Destiny teaches us that a life of experience and knowledge that is lived and not shared with others is a life that is wasted and not worth living, remembering to thank, love and care for those who matter the most is truly a blessing that must be shared. With that same token, we must admire, respect, trust and encourage those who are and those who seem insignificant, as in life we are all significant and establishing positive contact with someone who is discouraged can truly inspire us to be greater people and to carry out the will of God and ourselves.