Does everything happen for a reason?

Probably not, but I think life is easier to take if you look for reasons in everything that happens. So I would never take a tragedy — like my son’s dog getting sick and having is front, right leg amputated — but I do this rationalization in my head about how we will still love the puppy and maybe even more and that this experience will have many lessons about how what’s important in a puppy isn’t that his body is whole, and so the dog is teaching us something about love and caring and essence or being. Oh — pretty soon the skeptic in me yells back: “But NO! Why did he have to suffer this way? There is no reason for this.”

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