“What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open”. Jose Manuel Barroso
“There will always be serendipity involved in discovery”. Jeff Bezos
“Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked”. Elizabeth Berg
“With a library it is easier to hope for serendipity than to look for a precise answer.” Lemony Snicket
Serendipity…The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Who believes in serendipity?
Me!!!!!!! ………………………………………………………. “Serendipity always rewards the prepared.” Katori Hall
“Trust is difficult to earn and it is easily lost. The trust built over a decade can be shattered in an instant by one offhanded remark or deed. A person who is not swayed from their chosen path, even during the most trying times, will ultimately find that he or she is trusted by all.”………………………………..To trust and be trusted is priceless. pm
You don’t have to fit the mold. Make your own shape……………..pm
New York Times today, December 1st, has a small blurb written by Sarah Moroz, about the British fashion photographer Tim Walker. He has a new project called “The Granny Alphabet.” A collection of pictures of grandmothers. some of his first models were his 80-year old neighbors. The book is meant for children and the models are dressed in a whimsical way and paired with the letters of the alphabet. “There is beauty and elegance in age that isn’t celebrated enough,” Mr.Walker said……In my opinion a major understatement, especially in this country where the “older woman” is just an old woman. So as I said once before, you can either become old and older or old and interesting. Given the choice, I choose interesting!!
I have said many times the Twitter experience has been wonderful. I thought it was a silly social network. Have I changed my opinion! Connecting with all ages, all places, all colors, has been a most positive and life affirming experience. Recently read the following quotes on Twitter, and thought I would share. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Nietzsche…………………..”The two most important days in your life, are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain……”Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.” Henry James……………. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso..”There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle….Hope the words resonate with you as well.
Eleanor Roosevelt was asked if she felt old being a great-grandmother. She replied ” no, being a great-grandmother doesn’t make me feel old at all, but the fact that my son is a grandfather, makes me feel very old.” I read this many years ago and hope it is true, because it makes a lot of sense.
I have new followers on Twitter and wanted to once again share this quote. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead, Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me, and be my friend.”
I always give credit to the author, unless my quotes. On my blog I have two tag lines I would like to give credit. “Longing for the past, is like chasing after the wind.” Russian Proverb…and “A woman can be gorgeous at 20, charming at 40 and irresistible for the rest of her life.” Coco Chanel.
Have tried to find the author of this quote without success Does anyone out there know???? It isn’t Epicurus or Wilde. “Happiness= friends, free thought, and knowing yourself.” If I am not quoting myself, I always give credit to the author whose words have touched me.
Wishing everyone a lovely Labor Day weekend filled with fun, joy, and laughter.
“One must maintain a little bit of summer even in the middle of winter.” Henry David Thoreau