In Praise of Serendipity


/ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪti/  [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee]


1.  an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident
2.  good fortune; luck


One of my friends is an avid reader and likes to challenge herself to try new things.  At least once a month when she visits her public library, she goes down a random aisle, closes her eyes, and pulls three books off the shelves.  Her rule is that she must check them out and read them. Cover to cover.

She has become interested in and learned about things she otherwise never thought to know.

Surprise yourself!  Try something new!


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