‘A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!”. The farmer replied, ‘Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see’.

A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, “Your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the mares and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all the able-bodied boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son, still recovering from his injury. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

The moral of the story is that no event in itself has an indication of good luck or bad luck, fortunate or unfortunate. The pathway of life is a journey and looking at a single occurrence is like forming an opinion of what someone said when taken out of context.

Time will always tell the full story. So regardless if you believe in Law of Attraction, Fate, Everything happens for a reason or God’s power, let’s just see what happens next.

In my mind, I now see it all as a matter of perception. Have you ever looked back on your life and realised that what you thought was the worst situation or circumstance has actually ended up a life changer and resulted in the best outcome? I have various major events the immediately come to mind!

Just remember “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

What are some of your perceived negative experiences that turned out to be exactly what you needed?