Don't discount the serendipity

What is serendipity?

Serendipity is good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries.

The history of the word serendipity is funny; someone made it up!

According to Etymonline, a storehouse for word origin stories, the word "serendipity" was

coined by Horace Walpole (1717-92); he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes 'were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.'

The name is from Serendip, an old name for Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), from Arabic Sarandib, from Sanskrit Simhaladvipa "Dwelling-Place-of-Lions Island."

Serendipity is happening in your life, too.

When wonderful things happen to you all of a sudden, and when things fall into place, be grateful.

Think to yourself, "Wow, perhaps everything in life is designed to benefit me!" and sing praise.

You will have moments like this throughout your life, and you need to be able to recognize them and not just write them off them as mere chance.

It's too easy to say, "Oh, I can't even believe this!" or "Well that was luck!" as if it could only happen once and never again.

But that would be discounting the ability of The Universe to provide you with recurring, delightful miracles all the time. Just ... unexpectedly. That's why they're surprises!

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