by Kathy Ruff

Serendipity — the gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for — is natural outgrowth of living a spiritual life.

As we open up to the world around us, we see things that may have been in front of us all along but never noticed before. Our expanded awareness removes the blinders from our eyes. We see with a clearer focus like this little chipmunk that stopped for a clearer look at me as he scampered in and out of the rocks separating land from water at Boat Launch A of the watershed.

Others recognize serendipity in their lives, too. A spiritual businessman I know recently told me what happened when he turned over his desires and concerns about expanding his theatre and recording studio business to the Universe. Within a few short weeks, a promotional marketer approached him trying to sell his services to promote the theatre. Eventually, their conversation turned to the recording studio. The marketer was dumbstruck to learn about the existence and availability of a top-class recording studio located in a small coal town. As it turns out, he represented a musical group seeking to record an album and booked the facility for that project. Both received the gift of serendipity.

That gift of serendipity exists everywhere — in the people we meet, in the places we go, in the life and nature that surrounds us. I believe the people, places and things in our lives are in our lives for a reason. Whether we find the unexpected value is up to us.

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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