I do not believe in miracles. And I have yet to receive a sign from the dead. Lots of widows have told me that their spouses were sending them signs-a butterfly, a whale, a parking place opening up.
I have had none of those experiences. Yet, as the atheist in the foxhole who suddenly is praying to God as the war encroaches upon him, I sometimes am aware that I think there is a connection to a "grand plan".
It isn't exactly a sign from above. It is more a strange coincidence that makes me think that something is "meant to be" or not "meant to be". For example, when I was dating, one of the men that I dated taught at the same school as my husband, in fact he knew my husband. Was he sent from heaven? A gift from Bruce? And when that relationship failed and my next encounter was with a man from the same home town as the previous guy, I also read into that. Then I met someone who was sociologist and again, since Bruce was a sociologist, I thought that there was some significance in that.
So now I am alone again. And contemplating ending my career thus far after numerous issues that have filled me with self-doubt. Is that too a sign that I need to move forward to my next "career" and not look back? Is there a divine plan?