Some words or phrases that I like, I tend to overuse. I incorporate them into my go to words & basically beat them to death until I annoy everyone around me & they beg me to stop. I don’t think I am alone in that, or I hope I am not.
Then there are words that become almost sacred, rarely used, only brought out for special occasions,
One of those words for me is serendipity.
Serendipity for some is a movie or a famous ice cream place. It is a word I don’t often see or hear (which just makes it better).
So, there is a new feature that facebook has called ‘on this day’ which shows you all of the posts you made on this day since you created your account.
Honestly, I knew it was coming. I didn’t remember the exact date but I was completely aware that it was going to tell me that ‘on this day’ (apparently June 6th 2013) my status was simply,
One definition I found from a google search –
I have spent a lot of time in the last few years working to appreciate my life, not just big things but as many things as possible. I have also worked really hard being grateful for all of the amazing things, people and experiences in my life. I say this because for so long I just wished my life away without realizing it. I would wish it was Friday, I would wish the school year was over (or sometimes the summer vacation would end & the school year would start). I would wish my kids would get out of whatever glorious stage they were in. So, in a lot of ways, I wished years, probably decades away. The antidote for me is to deliberately work at being present in my life, the appreciation & the gratitude of what I have right now and how amazing and blessed I am.
That day 3 years ago was just different.
I was on vacation (a bonus) and was really happy. The thing about it though was that it was a travel day, a day when the plan was to drive, drive for hours.
That day had a few surprises in store and in the middle of that day, serendipity just quietly took itself out of storage and just waited to be recognized.
It was a morning of coffee and beach walking
It was the day I received a lesson on that beach about sea turtles
It was the day I received the gift of being able to help transfer almost 100 turtle eggs from their unsafe location to a safer home
It was a day that a random stop for gas became the grand opening of a new rest stop with free food and clean bathrooms
In some ways, it was a normal day. On that day, it was the combination of every single thing. On that day, 3 years ago, every single moment of that day from amazing to mundane was………..