Sundays for the Soul: Serendipity

Serendipity. Go ahead, say it aloud: serendipity. I love the way this word bumps out of my mouth. It’s a favorite word of mine, not just because of the way it sounds, but also because of what it means. The meaning I prefer is: the phenomenon of finding valuable things not sought for. Serendipity is often associated with chance or accident, but I like to think of it as discovering an unexpected treasure. Here is a scrapbook page I created, highlighting the serendipity in my life:

photo: 2008; page created: 2009

Blogging is serendipitous. This entire adventure, from starting my first blog, to creating Two Writing Teachers, to the connections I find in other’s posts is filled with unexpected goodness. Last week, a friend who I met through Two Writing Teachers, sent me a note card made by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. We are both big fans. It made me feel connected to my friend, half a country away, as well as to a favorite writer. In the wonderful serendipitous way of blogging, Franki Sibberson posted about Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s new book: THIS PLUS THAT: LIFE’S LITTLE EQUATIONS.

Will you be on the lookout for serendipity in your life today? What treasures are waiting for you to discover? What unexpected goodness is lurking at the edges of your life? Serendipity (and the links in this post) is very good for your soul. (So is sharing the unexpected finds with us in the comments!)