I guess one of the things that makes solitaire so interesting to me is the amount of unpredictability that goes along with it. Since there are 52 cards in each deck, with 13 cards in each suit, and 4 different suits, there’s a 1 in 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,
975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000 chance for a card deck to be shuffled the exact same as a time before. That’s an extremely slim chance, and that’s one of the reasons that I love cards so much.
Any time you shuffle a deck to start a new game, it’s always different. It really makes you think about the amount of chances that you’re given to start over and try to solve a completely new puzzle every time you place those cards down in that seven pile formation.
As I reflect on the endless possibilities that cards give you, I realize how similar life is in this aspect. Each day is a brand new day with different adventures you can endeavor. You can chose to take on those adventures or not, but it’s truly your choice in the end. With life being how it is, you cannot predict what the outcome will be from those choices and I love that! The unpredictability, the danger, and the experience that you get just from living life is thrilling to me. It’s amazing how that works.
You’re given one life to live. I’ve spent too much of mine worrying about what comes next when I realize that I shouldn’t try to be in control. Everything happens for a reason and mistakes will be made, but by going through that, it will make you a better person in the end.
Letting go of that control can be hard to learn (as I’m learning first hand), but taking new chances and doing something you’d never guessed you’d be doing before can teach you valuable life lessons. Among those lessons, you can learn about your capabilities and limits, as well as plan new adventures around those kernels of knowledge.
You win some, you lose some. That’s how solitaire and life work. Learn the rules of the game and let chance take control.