"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Serendipity or coincidence?

  1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
  2. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
  3. An instance of making such a discovery.

I almost chose serendipity as my word for 2015, then decided to go with be.  Something told me, after much deliberation, to use be.  What was that something?  My heart?  My head?  Serendipity? Co-incidence?  I am not a believer in coincidence.  (A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged. )  Every part of me believes that everything happens for a reason.  The Universe is a living, breathing, entity and we may never know the how's or why's of it's working.  With that said there are so many things that happen without apparent cause and my heart wants so desperately to believe in the occurrence of some message or meaning held within.

a little story;
last weekend I took my grandgirl to a Princess Tea.  Leading up to and for many days afterward I had been thinking of my mother.  She was an English/Irish red-headed tea drinker.  We grew up drinking tea at meals and I hold some very dear memories of our times together shared over a cup of tea. Not surprising that she has been on my mind.

Yesterday my ex-SIL, whom is one of my besties now, called and we decided to meet for coffee.  It was a wonderful sunny day and I was excited to see her and my niece and to tell them all about tea with Maude. When my friend C came into the coffee shoppe and sat down she pulled out a package, for me.  I thought it was a belated Christmas gift as we had not gotten a chance to visit before the holidays.  No she said, "it's something that has been in the back of my closet for years and I just keep forgetting to bring it to you."  Me??  She thought perhaps that it was something my Mother had bought and put away for one of her daughter's or grand-daughter's.  I opened the box and was overcome.  It was a miniature tea set.

Not something my mom collected but it is something she would have liked.  I think maybe it was something my dad picked up on his travels, put away, forgot about it, and died.   It's been 19years since she passed away and for this to pop up now tugs at my heart so.  I stopped on the way home and bought some roses, her favourite, to add to the display.  It wasn't until I was loading these photos that I noticed a faint rose design on the set.  My eyes are over-flowing and my heart is overwhelmed.  I don't know who it was meant for but somehow it trickled down to me, who happens to collect them for her grandgirl.  So what do you say...Serendipity? or Co-incidence?  My heart says one but my Spock-like brain says the other.  I think I will just enjoy and give this one over to the Universe.   ~j



  1. It must be serendipity that I came by read this just after I began making doll clothes for my grand-daughter! Can a tea set be far behind? Oh what fun to link the generations--I'm finding many rose-themed heirlooms to hand down to my little Rosie Rosebud someday!

  2. Beautiful, and " Serendipity" it is, tears, why not, we all have them from time to time, and when something as special as this happens, they flow unasked. A heartfelt gift for you to cherish.

  3. What a fabulous gift! Grand-daughters and tea, an ideal combination.

  4. what a wonderful gift!!!!! how sweet they are!!!! I love them! Maudie is just going to have so much fun with those!!!!!


  5. That is adorable And you have someone who will love it. I have a little teaser in the closet for many years and still no little girls in our family. Youngest DS is getting married soon and I am hopeful to have another chance at a little girl child!


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