Category Archives: Serendipity

Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it.

Lost and found

This post started as a comment I made on this blog: http://acuriousgal.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/to-the-left-to-the-left/comment-page-1/#comment-3118 It reminded me of how serendipitous it was when I had lost the diamond out of my ring and found it again. Both times. Here’s the story: I … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Connect the dots: Bikini Kill

This is my first Daily Prompt, but one that appeals to my affinity for connections. I loved the show, Touch, with Kiefer Sutherland, about how we are all connected in some way. And I get excited when I find a … Continue reading

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Best time to pick up the trash?

I emailed the City facilities manager to the fact that the trash bins outside the library were overflowing. Then I went outside and picked up some of the trash discarded on the ground and stuffed it into the already-filled bin. … Continue reading

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Ugly Quilts

Inspired by the incident I blogged about here, I called and chatted with my mom yesterday. I was thinking about her example of selflessly serving others that I try to emulate. She is an Ugly Quilter–a group named for the … Continue reading

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University of Life

I’ve been spending some time looking for and reading blogs by others who are sending out uplifting and encouraging messages to the Universe. These posts can be very thought-provoking and cause me to reflect and think about the meaning of … Continue reading

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Love/Hate relationship

Raise your hand if you struggle with your relationship with plastic (bags, mostly…). I bring my reusable bags to the store (shout out to the City of Tumwater for banning plastic bags in stores beginning 2014), haven’t bought a new … Continue reading

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One thing leads to another

I got these orange shoes from Tom’s (we all got to choose a pair–all 16 of us headed for the coast last month, as part of a lesson our patriarch wanted to impart)–they jumped out at me from the catalog. … Continue reading

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Soulmates

Working in a library, I love the serendipity of finding random books/music/videos from browsing. (Well, I’m not really browsing. I’m helping with the shelving because we are down some staff members due to illness. But one has to look at … Continue reading

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Sweet Synchronicity

These chocolate chip cookies were leftovers from a library program today and were sitting in the break room tempting me. I don’t usually like store-bought cookies, but I’ve been experiencing a sweet-tooth lately and couldn’t resist. After I ate it, I … Continue reading

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So, where are YOU from?

It was lunchtime during the Chamber of Commerce Mentor & Learn event–an annual presentation where business leaders give teens in the school district an idea of what the business world is like. I was sitting with one of the presenters … Continue reading

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