Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Serendipity



Thanks to everyone who has been supportive of me during my recent sad times. Eventually I will be able to explain what is happening. Right now it's too early and would invade someone else's privacy. Suffice it to say that our family is dealing with something new, and it will take time to figure it all out.

On that note, I have serendipitously run across a couple of resources that are going to be helpful. And, to my surprise, a good friend of mine from high school is part of one of those resources. It will be nice to learn from her expertise.

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend, and it felt so good to talk about some things, including what we believe about how things happen, why they happen, does God cause these or just help with our awakening after the things happen. Big questions that we couldn't answer, but it was fun to discuss them. I realized that I need to (or want to) learn more about what the word "fate" means to me and what it could mean in addition to (or instead of) what I have assumed all these years.

Today I ran across a blog that is right on target with what I need to learn about. I'm feeling lucky and happy that these serendipitous events have happened.

Am I using serendipity correctly? I don't feel like looking it up in the dictionary, so I'm trusting my memory of its meaning and of its various adverb and adjective forms.

I'm digging through my sewing room and finding MANY more almost-finished projects than I realized I had. If I could motivate myself to get these done, I would have an impressive pile of quilts to donate to many places. Wish I could get the batting and backing fabrics free. That would make it lots easier and quicker to finish!

Happy Spring, everyone. It's raining here today, but we'll get snow tomorrow. So goes Spring in Minnesota.

4 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Whatever it is that you're dealing with, I am 100% certain that you are not alone. We felt that way many times, but there were always others to offer support or lessons from their experience. Hugs to you ...

Nanci said...

Oh Carol, you do sound so sad....I'm sending hugs. try to think good thoughts...

laurie said...

I'm awfully sorry you're going through such a tough time. I agree that the terrible world-wide events just add to our pain. All my best to you, Carol!

goodnightgram said...

You've been in my prayers, but I didn't post it. Remember the blog post you wrote about how folks feel when they wer told that someone was praying for them??? That influenced me . . . Hand in there, though.