It is said there's no such thing as coincidence; everything happens for a reason. I know some readers may scoff but it's my view that this is true.
I believe that people and experiences are brought into our lives to teach us whatever we need to learn at that time. Also we are given signs and signals that opportunities are there for us to take, learn from or ignore.
From a personal perspective, I've found that if I don't take notice of these signs, I get some very unpleasant surprises.
About 20 or so years ago and over a period of about 12 months, I went through a rather emotionally traumatic experience. I won't go into details but amongst some of the things that happened were that my beloved cat which I'd had for 12 years was killed, a dear friend turned out to be a false friend, my job was in jeopardy and there was an emotionally devastating family incident. Looking back I can see that I was given warnings to do what I eventually ended up doing but through fear of taking such a large step, I did nothing. Consequently the above events gave me no choice but to leave my country of birth.
Looking back after all this time, I can see the pattern. Another friend and I had decided we'd move to Australia, find work and see the country. Due to illness, she had to cancel so I put off moving, too; I didn't have the courage to do it by myself. However, after all the above incidents happened and as my daughters encouraged me to take the leap (one was living here anyway), I sold everything I owned and flew to Australia.
To cut a long story short, I found temp work then a permanent part time job which, after a couple of months became full time and since then have never looked back. To add the icing to an already delicious cake (metaphorically speaking), about three years after arriving in Australia, the syndicate I was in at work won half a million dollars on Lotto! Enough said...I knew I'd done the right thing by coming here.
Since then, I've noticed that a lot of signs come in threes. For instance, just recently I wanted my tax refund back a lot earlier than what the Tax Office had said to allow. I meditated on this and put it out to the Universe. The first sign was a post on my FB page basically acknowledging my request and letting me know all would be well; the second sign, a day or so later it was brought to my attention that a payment I thought was due that week was actually due the following week and the third was the postponement of an event I had really wanted to attend to later in the month. My tax refund was deposited into my account exactly a week after I'd sent it through...that had to be a record.
Synchronicity does happen but we have to be open to it...to ask for what we want, not need (neediness negates any request), but want. Then be open to receiving it and looking for the signs it's on its way.
NB: I'm not sure why I wrote this...I felt I had to and I wasn't about to ignore that feeling! By the way, the photo is of two of my teenaged grandchildren chillin' with the 'roos. It was taken at Australia Zoo a couple of years ago and was great fun!