I thought I'd share a story of something amazing that happened to me. 18 years ago I was on holiday with a friend in Italy. One night in Siena, Tuscany we ended up having a few drinks with a man and woman from Brazil. Six months later while I was in NY on business I had some free time and visited a Barnes & Noble book store. While browsing books in the history section I bumped into the Brazilian woman we had met in Italy - we were both gobsmacked. She was also in NY on business.
I am currently on business here in NY and working near the book store - it brought the memory of this long forgotten event back to me. A clever friend calculated that the odds of my chance encounter were 1 in 140 million. I wish I'd also bought a lottery ticket that evening!