Here she is, Serendipity
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Douglas Adams
(Maybe so, Doug, but then fairies are so much fun!)
"Always remember: If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?" - Julia Child
(I rely on this one!)
"There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened." - Mark Twain
"Beyond right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there." - Rumi
(Maybe we can fly kites or something.)
Originally posted in May of 2009 - this one has picked up readership since May a year later, so I thought I would reprise it...
Serendipity is a great word...happy good luck with a hint of someone behind it...and my life has been filled with it. I would like to be able to say I am properly grateful. Instead, I say things like, "It's about time I caught a break." *cringe* Well, not so much any more. I am better at expressing gratitude now, after a whole lifetime. But I must admit it's been a long time coming, and I am still in the background a God fighter. I still think there's enough wrong here with all the pain and fear in the world, I mean the real stuff. It's hard for me to take the good stuff as a gift when there is so much lack and need. Even when it's cool with me, then I can ask, but why me? Why should I be so blessed? There's something wrong with that.
But the wisdom of the day is to just accept and if I can, to show gratitude. If not then seek forgiveness and give a gift, pay it forward.
When I landed here,
Right at her hearth, by her side,
Whispered in my ear
Saying, "I'm really the deal
He's given to you.
"You will have to wait
For me to arrive again
And meantime you shall
Act as if you can do it
All on your own. That's
What he wants of you."
January 6, 2009 10:21 AM