Often when things do not go as planned or anticipated, I have told myself or my children, “Everything happens for a reason”. But do things really happen for a reason or is it our way of being positive and making ourselves happy. “I did not get the job – there is a reason for that – maybe something better in store for me in the future”, “My best friend moved country – maybe there is a good reason and I will make other new friends here”, “My new job sucks – this is a good reason for me to take up a good hobby and who knows what will come out of that” – some of us can find reasons for things not happening for every single thing. Are such people having a positive attitude towards life, or just giving up and blaming it on ‘everything happens for a reason’?
I use it often as it helps my children or husband or friends move on. I would like to believe I use it because helps me look at a brighter future rather than spend my energy and time not giving up. But then again does this not contradict “try try till you succeed”? I have reached a peace with myself on this – I will give it my best shot – will not keep pushing till I succeed and will believe in the fact that everything happens for a reason.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
700 ml white stock, vegetable or chicken
300 ml milk
15 grams unsalted butter
15 grams all-purpose flour
Salt and black pepper to taste