Morning, after 8 hours of sleep and first cup of coffee:-)
I definitely believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe this because I think that we are spirits that are here to learn lessons (sometimes pleasant sometimes not). Our main purpose in being in this "earth school" is to learn and teach one another.
The first time I drove a vehicle I was with my dad. I was under the impression that one should speed up during amber lights because whenever there was an amber light my dad yelled "gun it!". I came upon an advanced green light and hesitated. My dad kept shouting "go, go go,!" So after much hesitation I went and almost got into a head on collision. I still remember him saying "Damn what are you trying to do, kill me!"