Today's word is Serendipity. I absolutely love this word. If you never heard it before, it means
the act of finding something valuable or delightful when you are not looking for it
In simple words, it's taking joy out of something that you didn't expect.
It 's a stranger smiling at you and making your day.
It's your granddaughter saying " you look beautiful today ".It's a letter from an old friend you had lost contact with.
It's a song that brings back some beautiful memories.
It's a smell that makes you hungry when you weren't.
During this week, we will concentrate on the little things life brings, these little things that we sometimes are too busy to see. It is a good exercise to look for these moments during this coming week but you also can use moments having happened before and come back and add moments that will happen in the future. Remember, we are building a " Silver Lining book " for difficult times. Anything that can help you, can go inside.
You are doing this challenge for yourself, so whatever your serendipity examples will be this week or earlier, they are yours. We are all different, so if your examples only make sense to you and nobody else, that's OK. If you want to only share some with us and leave the others hidden, that's OK. If you want to explain a lot or just a little, that's OK. What is important is what you are doing for yourself.
Well having spent the week umming and arring about whether to join in or not I eventually decided I would, as I think it is a great idea and one I shall actually enjoy. So what made me smile this week unexpectedly.
Monday evening I was sorting some photos out for the return to camera club and a club competition, as Mick walked by he stopped and his comment about the image I was looking at was "I really like that and would be happy to have it on the wall"!!!! Well I nearly fell off my chair to be honest. He is very supportive in my photography but we have totally different tastes and we don't usually agree, so for him to say that made my day. Just have to decide where to put it now!!
Nothing special on Wed and Thurs - though great to see everyone at camera club again.
Friday - a special friend told me something that took me totally by surprise and did leave me speechless (a very rare event I have to say) but very happy - sorry unable to share.
Today I smiled to myself when I stopped to let some cars come through a width restriction, (they had right of way) but each one put their hand up and thanked me, they didn't have to but they did and it made all the difference.