Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Serendipity, Jamestown, NC

The random gift of finding good things accidently is called serendipity. How many times have you been on a trip and noticed a fleeting message on an outdoor billboard tempting you to turn off at the next exit? Taking the exit was not on your itinerary, but the side trip turned out to be the highlight of your vacation. Or how about sorting through a stack of bygone jazz music only to discover some of the best music of your life? Or how about joining one of your good friends on a double date with his girlfriend’s new acquaintance and ending up marrying her? Or just stopping by a local pet store to see the exotic fish in their aquarium and returning home with your all-time best friend for the next twelve years? Or casually accepting an invitation to a youth group so you can meet girls and learning that no matter who you are, you are loved without condition and someone has already redeemed you? Or how about driving to the farmer’s market in the late fall and purchasing some spent annual potted flowers on a table priced at three for five dollars and discovering one of the most beautiful blooms you’ve ever photographed the next summer? And you still don’t know what it is or even care at this point. That’s serendipitous!

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