Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday Musings . . .Serendipity
The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. - M. Scott Peck
Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated. The word has been voted as one of the ten English words that were hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company.
I'm thinking of this word as I watched the movie Serendipity with John Cusack Saturday night.
Have any of you seen it? The girl believes in fate. So when these two met - he writes his name of a five dollar bill and she writes her name in a book. If they were truly meant for each other they would find each other again.
A lot happens in the years and they both have plans to marry - but they never give up looking. They both - at the end - decide not to marry - and almost give up looking for one another.
And of course - in the movies - true love wins out.
Ever had a serendipitous moment?
Now this is the God's honest truth - I saw the movie Friday night at home and started this blog. All I was waiting for was to think of a serendipitous moment in my life.
Now hold on and tell me that God is not amazing.
I got a call from my girlfriend Peggy - I went to college with her. Now we stay in contact and have been friends for decades.
We both lived in Illinois and she was looking at a government site for lost money in Illinois or unclaimed money in Illinois. A real site from the government.
She just happened to put our last name in it and four claims appeared with my husband's name as beneficiary. Now three were for ten to a hundred dollars and one was for over $100. It may not be worth much, but would you call this a serendipitous moment??????????
Not only for the money - what there may be - but for a friend who bothered to call me to tell me this and she won't get a thing out of it.Serendipity. . .
I wonder if, before we were born, we were as afraid of life as we are now of death.
- Jay Williams