Greg Garber of espn.com has an article called: "What if fortunes had been reversed?" http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2011...akland-raiders in which he ponders how NFL history might have been different if the right call had been made of the infamous fumble by Brady that became the tuck rule play.
My purpose in posting this link is not to revisit the actual ruling or the ridiculousness of the tuck rule, but to wonder how much of our own personal history might have been changed if there had only been one small change in our past, even or especially something that we had no control over.
The biggest thing for me is the amazing amount of things that had to fall in place in order to meet my wife. My kids lives would be completely different. My ministry would have been quite different as well. I would possibly be modified myself.