Have you heard of the "Burnt Toast Theory?"
The idea behind this theory is that there is a bigger reason behind minor inconveniences, reasons that could actually be saving you from something catastrophic, or pushing you toward something.
A TikToker named Ingrid explained how that this way of thinking has helped her to accept things in life that are “out of her control." Quote:
"Burnt toast theory is the idea that if you burn your toast, let’s say before work, and it adds five to ten minutes to your trip, it’s actually saving you from something catastrophic. Maybe it saved you from a car accident. Maybe it saved you from running into someone you don’t want to run into. But this is the idea that inconveniences in our lives or when something releases us in the universe, it’s either saving us from something more detrimental or pushing us in the direction we need to go.”
I've used this theory for years without realizing it had a name. Like if i forget something for work and have to turn around shortly after leaving my house, my mom always says something like: "theres a reason you weren't supposed to be on the road at that time."