And, if you think you could,
Well, chances are your chances are awfully good.
~(Johnny Mathis, "Chances Are")
I've talked about serendipity before. I don't want to run it into the ground, but ... God love serendipity!
Serendipity is defined as
1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
2. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
3. An instance of making such a discovery.
Is it really so random, though? Accidental? I don't think so. Rather, I think serendipity is a key element of the rule of kismet. We've always heard that things happen for a reason. I believe that to be true. When something occurs that appears to be by happenstance -- serendipitous -- I think it's simply part of the "plan" unfolding just as it was intended to. Every little thing, for better or for worse, happens exactly as it must, as it was intended to. It can happen no other way, if you ask me.
I am thankful for the apparently serendipitous events that happen in my life. What I need shows up exactly when I need it. What I want, even if I didn't know I wanted it, is freely given. What is bad for me is yanked away. I might yell and rebel a little but, in the end, it's the best possible result. And the Force, which I'll call The Cosmos for lack of a better term, knows it. When that which has been longed for suddenly appears as a precious gift, we call it serendipity. Chance. Coincidence. Perhaps it is simply the synchronicity which is the foundation of kismet. Fate. Karma. Providence. Whatever it is, it is always gratefully accepted.
This is about as close to religion as I get, though it's not strictly a religious type of belief at all. I daresay such thoughts would be treated as heresy in many quarters. I stay out of those quarters. I always say, "Whatever gets you through the night." This works for me, and that's all I ask of it.
Ypu're welcome -- Yup, I guess.
messanger - Trashing the place when you get mad.
blatent - A really boring tent.
anals of history - Famous neurotics
I'm referring to "X" as it contains to "Y" - What?!
hainous - Bad things that ghosts do.
extrememists - People who do too many memes.
And from our infamous "editor" person:
something waqs missing - Oh, that wacky girl; MIA again.
remmeber - Mebering in deep sleep. Don't ask.
|What Your Sleeping Position Says|
You are calm and rational person with a good deal of balance in your life.
Friends consider you to be kind, caring, and truly loyal.
You are easy going and trusting. However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.
Open to the world, you are not afraid to be yourself.
If you don't get enough sleep, you are: Able to cope
It's hard to sleep next to you because: You're a bed hog