What is Serendipity?

Have you ever had a mysterious feather left at your door? Or had  a multitude of pennies left along your path? Have you seen the reoccurring numbers such as 222, 333, 444,  or even 1111?
 Perhaps, you simply asked  for a sign from the universe to tell you what to do, then had one appear?  These  signs are what we refer to as Serendipity. What is Serendipity?
                   On January 28th, 1754, Horace Walpole wrote a letter to his friend about a discovery he made while researching a coat of arms. Horace Walpole was the son of Britain's first de facto Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. He was also an inventor. He invented words, as well as an entire genre of fiction, Gothic fiction. He invented over 200 words that we use today. Among them are the ones we use more often such as  beefy, malaria, nuance, somber, and souvenir.
            In a 2000 poll, the United Kingdom voted Walpole's most precious word discovery the most favorite word of the UK.  It actually beat , Harry Potter's word Quidditch which got second place to this famous neologism. "Serendipity" was born out of fortunate circumstances. It actually comes from the word Serendip, which is the old name for Sri Lanka.  The English author, Horace born Horatio, first coined the word when he was writing his friend Horace Mann. Horace stated, "This discovery indeed is almost of that kind which I call Serendipity, a very expressive word, which as I have nothing better to tell you, I shall endeavor to explain to you: you will understand it better by the derivation than by the definition. I once read a silly fairy tale, called 'The Three Princes of Serendip': as their highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of…." The Three Princes of Serendip’ is one of the earliest stories about coincidence in existence: it tells of how three princes track down a missing camel through luck and good fortune.  Serendipity through time has come to have a  fortuitous meaning, the ‘faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident’.
            Serendipity  has another well-known name synchronicity. Psychiatrist, Carl Jung first explained that events are meaningful if they have no relationship to each other or causation. He described it as an "acausal connecting principle" or a " meaningful coincidence."  
              In a spiritual sense, Serendipity or synchronicity are
signs that are given to us from the universe to help guide us on our true paths to happiness. Now, they are not just random occurrences but signs from the divine placed by angelic presences.  We come into contact with Serendipity every day. We just have to have our eyes open, as well as our hearts. We must be willing to be open to the divine guidance that is waiting for each of us. All you have to do is ask, wait and watch. The magic of Serendipity will come.
 

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