Serendipity, looking for something, finding something else, and realising that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. Serendipity is a word that had fascinated me since the very first time I had come across it, mostly because it was a big word. And maybe because it sounded like something related to snakes, reptiles that I was fascinated with at that time. But after looking up the meaning (and the correct pronunciation) I had a mixed reaction, sad because there were no snakes involved and happy because the meaning made me smile.
For someone who was born a pessimist, hope is a hard thing to believe in. Everything is accepted as a course of life, as fate that cannot be altered. But the idea of serendipity did just that, give me hope. And made me realise Oscar Wilde wasn’t all that far off when he said, “The optimist sees the donut, and the pessimist sees the hole”.
It made me believe that whatever I’m given in life, I can make it better. That good things come in small quantities, in tiny packages that are wrapped and well-hidden (Well I am pessimistic) and that it’s up to me to take the time to find those really tiny packages.
At the end of the day it helps to believe that something good is going to happen. To wake up with the feeling that you are in control of your life and that you can make it better or at least try not to make it worse. I love those days when I wake up with that warm feeling, and while drinking a cup of steaming strong coffee promise myself that I’m going to be happy, that happiness is my final goal in life. After all you have to start looking to find something worth your while, unless you live in a fairy tale or a Hollywood movie that is.