When is serendipity a joyful coincidence and when is it a timely test from the universe?
“Serendipity is the wisdom of recognizing and then moving with the energetic flow of the unexpected. It has a crablike quality, an ability to accumulate understanding and create progress by moving sideways rather than in a linear fashion. Serendipity pushes us to think about attitude and humility, the nature of developing theories of social change . . ."
The Moral Imagination: The art and soul of building peace (2005) by John Paul Lederach
I learned a new term in my research: zemblanity. As the opposite of serendipity, zemblanity is the habit of making unhappy, unlucky and expected discoveries by design.
I am an optimist by nature. I hold hope alive within me.
I accepted this serendipitous event with grace, love, forgiveness and open arms. Now I accept all of this grace, love and forgiveness into my own life with open arms. I gratefully accept what I myself have offered freely and openly to others.
I patiently await your sign.
My life is better with you in it....