Things that go bump… happily.



….occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Oh… I bet you guessed what is coming next.   I love this word.  And I love it for a lot of reasons.

First, it just sounds…. serendipitous. Like.. scrump-dilly-ish-us.  Or.. Supercalifredulisticexpiallidocious.  It makes you want to run down the hallway and kick your heels up… like the cowboys do.

But. I love the meaning of that word, even more.  That which occurs by chance…. in a happy way.  Discovered by chance… in a happy way.
Oh the serendipity of it all.

It can happen all the time, if we let it.  I’m beginning to see this.  Sometimes more clearly than others.

But here is what I believe to be true.  We need to realign our sights in the direction of the positive.  Taking notice of all the value we have, all the value we are.  We begin to see the beauty in the all of it.  When we start noticing what the Buddhist’s call “the 10,000 things,” we open our world to the expansiveness of the infinite.  I think most of us are missing it.  I know I have been missing it for quite some time.

You never know what thing might be just around the corner… waiting in anticipation of your happy discovery.

Each day is teaming with extraordinary things.  Open our senses, and our minds, and they begin falling on our lap.  Like  autumn leaves from a tree… they float right down all around us.

Into our palms, the gifts of a million colors.


Funny…. bumping into you here.
Another million colors floating right into the palm of my hand.


You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
–Paulo Coelho

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
–Jim Rohn

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
–Ray Bradbury