What is serendipity? According to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary it is: “: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also : an instance of this”. I define it as what happens when you’re living in the flow and listening to your intuition, letting Spirit guide your life. Late last week I was given a perfect example of living in the flow!
My husband and I were out running some errands, and we changed our original direction because as it happens we couldn't get our primary errand accomplished in the place we thought we could so we ended up re-routing, and that changed the places we decided to go to get the rest of our list checked off. After we finished our first errand and as we were heading towards our second one, I had a feeling we needed to make that one the last and do what was last next...again, a change of plan and direction! (Thankfully going with the flow is something we're both used to doing.)
This didn't come without some fuss (to put it mildly) from Steve about my driving skills as I crossed lanes of traffic to head to the other side of the road and go to Walmart first rather than Lowe's, but he knows me well enough to calm down when I say that I just need to change it up and go over here first after all...and honestly, it felt as if something was pulling me there!
So, as we pulled into the Walmart parking lot I headed over to the area that I usually park between both entrances and we got out of the car. He was ahead of me while I gathered reusable shopping bags and my purse, and as I locked the car I heard a strangely familiar voice say, "Is that Diane?!"...and looked into the very familiar face and eyes of a friend I haven't seen in over a decade!
If I hadn't listened to that voice, that pull to change course...if we hadn't completely changed direction that day and ventured farther afield than originally planned...if we'd arrived a few minutes earlier or later...then that moment would have been missed completely. I'm so glad that it happened, and I truly feel it was serendipitous because I had no other way to reconnect after all of these years and right now I can use good female friends who are local and I can get together with at times. I know there's a reason for this reunion because I truly do believe it all happens for a reason...time will tell as we get to catch up.