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.
Sometimes, little moments of serendipity hit you and they leave you feeling oh so very happy. Like when you discover a new favorite drink at your neighborhood coffee shop. Oh, okay, ubiquitous corporate chain that I still love.
Well good old Starbucks came out with some new drinks including The London Fog Tea Latte. Oh my. A little piece of heaven in a frothy, steamy cup. I mean they had me at : black tea with citrusy Italian Bergamot but then they added a hint of lavender and a splash of vanilla syrup and topped the dreamy creation with milky foam. Oh my. Run, don't walk to your nearest store and try it. And think of Spring like I did.
Then as Kata and I dropped off Bella at her preschool, what was parked right smack dab in front of my giant-land-yacht-of-a-mama-vehicle?? Yes, it was a stupid, shiny Volvo. If you don't understand the reference, I apologize. It's from Twilight (oh no, I have not stopped talking about that movie and/or books, really you should know me better - LOL). And it's what the lead protagonist prefers to drive to school so he blends in with the other students. Nice. Thank you. Kata and I jumped up and down pretending that Edward was parked in front of us. I know, I know sometimes you just had to be there.
And then late in the afternoon of the same day, the UPS guy dropped off a package. And I thought to myself - I haven't ordered anything lately. But who doesn't love getting packages?
And as I opened it, I realized a darling, dear, sweet, beyond caring friend of mine sent me a Mommy Juice Cup. Okay, it's a glass but some of us like to think of it as the ultimate Sippy Cup. And yes, of course, that's merlot in there folks. Alex ran over and asked why it had a "S" on it and was it for Slytherin (a reference from Harry Potter, yes, we're all book obsessed). And then I laughed remembering how kids forget that their parents have first names - we're always just Mommy and Daddy.
So as I sit here I want to pass on a wish to you for a moment of pure, unadulterated serendipity when you least expect it, like it happened to me.