Serendipity Is No AccidentAugust 18, 2019
I am quite certain every woman experiences serendipity. Serendipity is an individual’s ability to recognize something valuable or delightful when he or she least expects it. The word is referred to as magic and oftentimes coincides with a lucky event. However, for many women, it may go untouched and even unnoticed.
Serendipity is in the Eye of the Beholder
A serendipitous experience is in the eye of the beholder. A woman who sees her glass half full recognizes every serendipitous experience as a valuable gift and chases it until she owns it. She has a resilient attitude and is aware of its presence. She makes her magic moments come alive.
On the other hand, the woman who sees her glass half empty is limited in her ability to act when serendipity comes her way. In her mind, a lucky surprise is uninspiring and therefore she never realizes her good fortune. The moment passes and with it, her chance does too.
To take this a step further, the woman who sees her glass half full says yes to every serendipitous experience. The woman who sees her glass half empty says yes, but.
So darlings, I think the easiest way to take advantage of your lucky moments is to avoid using the words yes but. Instead, dare yourself to say yes!
Serendipity Is No Accident
I don’t believe serendipity happens by accident. I know I am surrounded by it. It is a mindset that builds up over the years in women who are resilient, curious and positive. A woman who experiences serendipity never blocks new things from entering her life–not even an Apple watch she had no desire to own until…
The Apple Watch
A month ago, I went to the Apple store because my phone needed to be repaired. I had to wait and of course, by luck, I got into a discussion with a woman wearing an Apple watch. This is a watch I had no desire to own because it seemed too complicated and not feminine enough for my taste. Before we parted, she told me she owned 60 watch bands and explained how her watch improved her daily lifestyle. I was impressed.
It must have been psychological because suddenly I began noticing scores of women’s wrists walking down the Chicago streets. Tons were wearing Apple watches. Onboard the cruise ship, I noticed the color of bands from light pink to black. When I saw the pink band, I had an aha moment, realizing they were more feminine than I thought.
I began questioning women on the benefits of owning an Apple watch and even noticed a woman in the Barcelona airport wearing a band that was made with pearls and rhinestones. Of course, I asked her questions. She told me she buys all of her watch bands on Amazon and then opened her handbag to take out rhinestone squares that fit over the watch to make her Apple watch face dressy! She proudly showed me her rhinestone band–and the costs were minimal.
Connecting the Dots
My close girlfriend Lori and I were traveling together on this trip. Although she does not own an Apple watch, she told me we could buy Hermes bands. Later on, another woman told me the watch face could be purchased with the Hermes name on the watch itself.
An innocent encounter with a stranger at the Apple store led to connecting the dots over a month’s time and now, yes darlings, I must have an Apple watch.
I took the time to research the unknown. I know it was serendipitous that I sat next to a lady with an Apple watch. However, it was no accident that I pieced together all of the information. I was open to asking tons of questions. I explored all the angles and came to my decision.
Allowing Serendipity to Waltz In
Serendipity appears in all of our lives often. All you have to do is open your eyes to it, learn to trust your instincts and be a little vulnerable. Force yourself out of your comfort zone and say yes.
Lastly, don’t forget gratitude because it creates and attracts more positive energy. When things are not perfect, a reason to be thankful always pops into my head. The clouds dissipate from my mind and I reestablish my positive mindset, which allows serendipity to waltz in.
Oh, by the way, how many of you have Apple watches? Lori and I are going to purchase Apple watches. Stay tuned, we’ll share our experience with you!