By Colleen Cunha
Two thirds of the time, meaningful events in your life won’t happen on a single digit date. The next time it’s the first, or second, or third of a month, remember that chances are, nothing exciting is going to happen to you. It will eventually become the tenth, then the eleventh, then the twelfth, and you won’t even remember the first anymore. Six out of seven times, meaningful events in your life won’t happen on a Wednesday. The next Wednesday you experience, remember that the odds of anything significant happening are against you. That Wednesday will eventually fall into the pile of meaningless Wednesdays you’ve got stored in your subconscious. Eleven out of twelve times, meaningful events in your life won’t happen in the month of May. April will come, you’ll be anticipating May, then, before you know it, it’ll be June. May will have been a silent passerby. By the numbers, your life is boring. This hypothetical day, this Wednesday, the first of May, will probably be meaningless. On this hypothetical morning, I want you to think about how many people in this world are exactly like you. Whose Wednesday, May first, is nearly guaranteed to be forgotten by Thursday, May second. Now think of how many people to whom this day will be unforgettable. Think of the number of people getting married, feeling pain, receiving good news, being diagnosed with cancer, crying at a funeral, having a child, being proposed to, getting into a car accident, getting a job, having their home robbed, and meeting someone they love. These people have defied the odds and will forever remember this Wednesday, May first. So the next time you wake up and you find it to be Wednesday, May first, remember that the odds don’t matter; in a moment you could be anyone.