It is amazing the factors that go into picking the winner of a random contest. How many people entered, how many entries, the order in which they were entered, the time of day I picked the winner. If any of those factors were different than there would be a different winner. This of course had my mind wandering (it tends to do that) to the Butterfly Effect. In case you don't read chaos theory in your spare time, the Butterfly Effect states that something as small as a butterfly flapping its wings can cause someone else to win a headband....okay it was actually something about causing a tornado in Texas. Basically, the tiniest things can have huge impacts on the future.
Though we often entertain these thoughts, they are completely useless...unless you have a Delorean and a flux capacitor.
|Oh Doc Brown! I know it would mess up the space/time continuum, but can you please take me back to Friday around 1:00ish....oh and maybe back to the day we saw Bug in the pet store.|
Sometimes bad things happen for a reason, something they just happen. But if we spend all our time in "what if" land we can miss out on the good stuff that comes from the bad.
I am off to the gym this morning(!) for some upper body weight lifting. I'll try not to cry when I pass the treadmills.