Serendipitous; what a feeling and what a great word. Do you like great words? I do. Sometimes I find myself explaining something and a wonderful word falls into place which I find to be extremely serendipitous.
Serendipitous – it’s an adjective. Defined it means occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Thank you Leonard Gunsch. Mr. Gunsch taught English at Schaaf Junior High and Parma Senior High schools. I had the great good fortune to have him twice as a teacher and I admit it, I had a crush on him. Was he handsome, no not really. He was kind, caring and a wonderful teacher. He lived a long life – he passed in his sleep in 2011. The most important thing he taught me was to learn a new word every day. He would say “Write it down, write the definition down, and use it all day.” Today my word is serendipitous because Mr. Gunsch came to be my English teacher by luck of the draw and his teaching was very beneficial to me.
My life has been filled with serendipitous moments and I bet your lives have been impacted by those moments too.
A serendipitous moment happened to me almost 5 years ago when a friend said “You are so good at doing social media, why don’t you start a business?” I did. I started one within days of her asking me that.
How often do we let serendipitous moments pass us by? Probably pretty often, we need to stop talking and listen. We need to unplug and concentrate. We need to daydream because many great ideas come from letting our minds wander.
What’s your most serendipitous moment?