There are no accidents in life.
My first experience with this knowing is when I fell off my bike at age 18.
Went flying over my handle bars, smacked my head in a tree slice my neck on the No PARKING sign that was nailed in the tree.
Missed my jugular vein by a finger nail, nearly bled to death, but because I was so vain, my scarf around my neck saved my life, no helmet, just a really cute hat, which I stole from my older sister. I was notorious for taking her stuff with out permission.
I was saved! I had the talk with God my higher power, I vaguely remember the conversation, but the gist was it wasn't my time! He said you lots of work to do! Your going to get married have a child and bring your love light and joy to the world, your smile is going to light up the world! Really? little old me? Why? It's not yours to ask why? its your destiny!
Then I woke up in the ambulance with a catholic priest standing over me with rosary's in his hands. I immediately jolted my head up and said no no I don't want to die! He said you are not going to you are going to be fine you hit your head and have a little scratch on your neck you are in the ambulance on your way to the hospital.