In my new book are some amazing serendipity stories. All stories are from the heart and true. A lot of serendipity. And, reflection of travel whether you have been on a cruise or not. It is the dreams and memories and the positives.
Of all things = Peek A Boo with a Squirrel?
What fills unusual moments?
In our yard was a planter. Just sitting there and being floral and pretty ..
Until the next thing we knew = A hole was underneath. A hole that has become bigger and bigger.
The guilty one if of all things a playful squirrel.
It peeks out of that hole. I was in the kitchen window cooking and he saw my movement I guess and the squirrel suddenly disappeared. When I moved next to the stove across the kitchen = he squirrel scampered out.
This has become a daily routine. A birdhouse hangs and a multiple of different birds are visiting = plus the squirrel.
What's fun about your day? ;-)
Wandering the neighborhood...
Home with this pandemic yet exploring ... and so much to appreciate too!
Serendipity....an old traditional English phone booth...
A drive to "Library" on a suburb road in England.
What a great idea! Find or trade and read...find a book "that speaks to you"
I always wished a lighthouse could speak.
Ahhhhhhh the serendipity of stories and lives and so much.
I have a new speech about lighthouses. They are fascinating and I have learned so much. The people, tales, animals and adventure. A whole different way of life and changing with modern times and technology.
Grant Gerson. Calamigos Star C Ranch
We have lost him now.
It was serendipity to find each other after many years since I was a young camper. We shared stories and those long-ago adventures came alive. Grant loved life and was a forerunner in camping programs for children /schools and the ranch life that taught so much.
Dave helped me mount pictures for Grant that I had saved of years ago on the ranch. The smile on Grant's face is shared in this photo taken not long before he passed away. He had lost most all photo memories in the Malibu fire that blackened much of the canyon. Our evening together pieced the puzzle of pictures and memories.
This was a gift sharing with Grant. Calamigos Star C Ranch is a highlight for myself + many individuals...all because of Grant and his vision.
I know we are all busy and where oh where does the time even go?
Reading is an outlet that takes us to many & far away places.
1) One reads a book
2) Digests and devours the characters, flavor and tone
3) The day comes for the "book club" and voila....
The serendipity of it all is hearing so many voices, thoughts and opinions on the very same pages, characters and story. The similarities and differences about the very same book. The understanding that we can have varied discoveries in the books we read and what we learn from each other.
Concept = An experience I suggest for one and all!
I received a fun and interesting note from "Jane."
This passenger on a cruise ship discovered my book,
Joyful Volunteering in the ship library.
She tracked me down to tell me she was tempted
to sneak the book in her luggage and take it home..though thought that
could be a bad omen.
How fun that the book kind of spoke to her and
was embraced and enjoyed on the seas. I had spoken on that
ship the season prior.
It is almost like finding a bottle in the ocean...
it was just there and now we have connected.
So after her true confession, I am now on my way
to the post office so her own copy of Joyful Volunteering
will be delivered to her to enjoy from cover to cover.
I love serendipity! And, that I reached someone motivated
and stimulated by my words and thoughts. ;-)
A tour of the Rosebowl was a true reflection of history and memories. Having cheered at the Rosebowl in a state championship, this was an awesome experience. It is a venue for all to tour and understand the history of our Pasadena, New Years and the hurrah of it all.
Looking at the goal post, an empty stadium and the sight of where excitement, team spirit and the challenges of amazing games take place. . .One could almost hear the cheers and crowd just standing there...