What is it about late fall that gets us farmgirls feeling so darned sentimental? Maybe I’m just getting soft the older I get. I turned 52 last week for heavens sake! Perhaps it has something to do with the leaves on the trees popping all around us like fireworks sending tracers of burnished red, harvest gold, brilliant yellow and deep purple slowly to the ground where they’ll lie until someone comes along with a rake and scoops them up into a pile. Or maybe it’s because we’ve finally succumbed to trading in our flip flops for fuzzy sox, swapped out the BBQ for the crockpot and tucked the garden in for a long winters nap. I like to think it has something to do with the beauty,comfort and peace another holiday season promises. I’m feeling festive already just thinking about what’s to come and grateful. Very, very grateful…How about you?
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without the occasional visit from Sweet Serendipity? I don’t like to thing about it for too long. Serendipity is what makes life more magical, mysterious and just plain fun! It’s what turns and ordinary day into an EXTRA-ordinary one. It touches our hearts and strengthens our faith because it always seems to come when we least expect it! It could be a simple as a phone call from an old friend who you don’t speak to very often and you just happen to be home to get the call. Or maybe while you are out doing errands a perfect stranger says the exact thing you needed to hear to help you solve a problem or situation you are dealing with.
My all time favorite is when you see words (or an entire phrase ) printed in bold letters on the side of a truck or building that ring so true you know in your heart they were meant for you! Has this ever happened to you?
I had a MAJOR sweet serendipity moment this week when my mother- in- law ( mum ) came for a visit! I can’t wait to tell you what it was, and what she brought with her! Here’s a hint. It has something to do with another sweet serendipitous moment I wrote about in my last post. Curious yet? Come on in for the rest of the story…