The Simple Touch of Fate


Inspirational Book Review
The Simple Touch of Fate

How The Hand of Fate Touched Our Lives Forever
Real People: Real Stories
Edited By Arlene Uslander & Brenda Warneka

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When I was younger, things happened in my life that made me wonder if they were a coincidence or was it fate? And now, as the years have passed, I strongly believe in fate -- everything happens for a reason.

At times, we don't see the reason that something happens, but it is there. Often, things that happen appear to be negative, but if you look for the positive, you will find it. Sometimes, you don't see it for months or even years, but there is a positive associated with every negative.

The Simple Touch of Fate contains wonderful stories of people and how fate touched their lives. Many times, it initially appeared to be a negative situation but the outcome turned positive, sometimes many years later. As I read the book, it reinforced my beliefs in fate - everything happens for a reason.

Here find inspirational quotes from the book about fate.

Luck of the draw, or meant to be? Our lives are impacted by forces we cannot explain, often changed for reason we will never totally understand. However, when people are touched by the hand of fate, they know it. Whether fate brings them their heart's desire, or forever closes the door to their dreams, the path that has brought them to that point is clear, and fate's irony is unmistakable. Thomas Wilson

Yet who shall shut out fate? Edwin Arnold

As we move through life, the force of fate creates events that we only appreciate when we reflect on our existence. Ronald Harmon

Fate is a train roaring down the track of life. Sometimes you step off the track, and unless you look back over your shoulder and see the train go roaring past, you don't know what you missed. Brenda Warneka

I believe that almost all significant things are controlled by fate. What family we are born into. What genes we are born with. Whether we are black, white, red or yellow. What preferences we have. If we cross the street at four o'clock and find a winning lottery ticket lying in the gutter. If we cross that same street an hour later and get hit by a car. Some things we can control, mainly attitude, resolve and our power to reason. Other than those, and some of the positives or negatives stemming from them I say it's all up to fate. Or maybe what I'm really saying is it's all up to Whoever created this world and controls it. Jerry Bower

There's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will. William Shakespeare

Fate means seeing the hand of God move clearly through your life, even with your eyes closed.
Rusty Fischer

Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault . . . is not in the stars, but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

Fate is a power beyond my control that determines what happens. Can I change it? Yes and no. By studying the consequences of the situation, I can sometimes soften the results. Garnet Hunt White

Sometimes an hour of Fate's serenest weather strikes through our changeful sky in its coming beams. Bayard Taylor

The heart is its own fate. Phillip James Bailey

When I look back over my long life; if there is one thing that leaps out at me, it is the role of luck and chance in our lives. From this particular string of accidental happenings all the rest followed. Katharine Graham

Fate happens to me on a regular basis. I need something and it happens. I think of someone, and they call. I pride myself on what others see as simply a coincidence. To me, it is a sign that I am on the true path to my authentic self and that I am living my destiny. I strive to make fate my reality, and life is a quiet thing. Amy Casey

Fate isn't a hurricane rushing in at 300 miles an hour, but a gentle push that gives us direction affecting events in our lives. Ronald Harmon

Fate is an unexpected external intrusion that brings out the strength or the weakness in me. I decide if I am too weak in disaster or to re-assemble my life to divine contribution. Garnet Hunt White

The bow is bent, the arrow flies, the winged shaft of fate. Ira Frederick Alderidge

Everything comes gradually at its appointed hour. Ovid

Synchronicity opens the door; fate is what happens if you walk through it. Laurie Shelton


The stories in the book will make you laugh, some will make you cry and others will inspire and motivate you. Arlene Uslander and Brenda Warneka have done a great job in collecting stories of fate. If you've ever doubted that fate is part of our lives, then you'll want to read this book!

We highly recommend this book, The Simple Touch of Fate

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