Serendipity – I have always found this word very intriguing and exciting.
When I lived in New York City many years ago, there was a lovely ice cream parlor called Serendipity – and I always thought it the perfect name for all the especially delicious delights inside.
So I was curious to find out more about this word – which surprisingly one does not hear used that often.
The meaning I found is quite lovely. Serendipity (n) finding something beautiful without looking for it.
And that’s what happened for me and Dick and Tootsie on a Sunday evening walk at the river.
We weren’t expecting a serendipity moment for sure. Actually we were both feeling lazy and over-stuffed and were hoping a walk would clear our heads.
We didn’t realize it would open our hearts.
We met a young woman – alone in a motorized wheel chair – who called out to say hi to Tootsie. And that was the beginning of a warm and lively conversation and connection with this courageous and positive person
She thanked us profusely for stopping and talking with her. I don’t think it happens often.
But little did she know, that was a serendipity moment for us – finding something beautiful without looking for it – or maybe even thinking – without expecting it.
So keep an eye out – for your personal serendipity moments -“finding something beautiful without looking for it.”