The Serendipity Approach to Planning

Woke up this morning and was singing this song…

Sometimes I wonder what I am thinking about during the night for me to wake up being how I am.
I feel so excited, but don’t know why exactly.  I always face the mornings with so much hope of getting everything caught up & new things accomplished, then it’s time to get ready for something else & things drift off into the sunset, unfinished, piled up, forgotten by the end of the day.  The hope I felt in the morning is dashed against the rocky cliffs of the East Coast.  Smashed into tiny pieces that I spend all night picking up from the rocky shores.  Rather dramatic but that’s the way I feel.
What’s the answer?  Do the next thing.  I will work on the things that fall in front of me.  That’s where I allow the Lord to pick & chose what is on the shore.  I will look for the treasures He wants me to find & make something from that.  That’s the most fun I have with my creations. It’s when that tiny piece of scrap is exactly right.  Nothing else could fill the need.  It’s perfectly serendipity…  It is being led by the Spirit into fun & new things that He brings about while doing everyday chores.  I find that I am not side-tracked at all I just get on and off the bus all day long and end up wherever.  It’s okay because God drives the bus!
Serendipity is defined as:
The occurrence and development of events by chance or coincidence in a happy or beneficial way. Its an aptitude for making unexpected discoveries by accident. In general, serendipity is the act of finding something valuable or delightful when you are not looking for it, that often leads to something really awesome.
Its a sophisticated way of describing luck. A perfect use of serendipity is to describe a situation where a person was pursuing something and stumbles upon an even greater find that was completely different from their original pursuit. That is how I approach my art why not my days?

The first noted use of serendipity in the English language was by Horace Walpole (1717–1797). In a letter to Horace Mann (dated 28 January 1754) he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of”.

Serendipity is a key concept in competitive intelligence because it is one of the tools for avoiding blind spots and problem solving.  It further develops the idea of serendipity as a scientific “method” of discoveries occurring by design. Hence, soul-searching.  Its all in the approach.  Serendipity leads to creativity and happiness where “Bahramdipity” is the suppression of serendipitous discoveries by powerful individuals. Imagine that a word had to be developed to counteract serendipity. It reminds me of “Bah-Hum-Bug” and Scrooge.

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