When is Serendipity Day? This holiday is always observed on August 18
You are so lucky! You didn’t chance across this holiday as an accidental discovery. It is not a fluke or dumb luck that brought you here. Whether you realize it or not, it is a stroke of serendipity that you arrived at this webpage, as today is Serendipity Day. Think of it as a blessing in disguise, as you can expect unexpected events to occur on this August 18 holiday. And, they will be happy events.
The word “Serendipity ” was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. He took it from a Persian fairy tale “The Three Princes of Serendip”. It was written over 1,000 years ago. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Serendipity is: “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for”. Serendipity is not fate. It’s similar to luck. Perhaps best of all, serendipity can occur each and every day of your life!
When you think about it, serendipity comes from a positive, uplifting attitude and lifestyle. If you think positive, good things, unexpected things can and will happen. Importantly, if we are thinking positively, we are most likely subconsciously looking for serendipity. With a positive attitude, we will recognize serendipity each time it occurs.
I hope you really benefit from Serendipity Day. As for me, I’m anxiously awaiting winning the lottery today. Now, where did I put that ticket!?
Today’s Movie: “Serendipity (2001), starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale
How to Celebrate and Participate in Serendipity Day
Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate Serendipity Day:
- Seek out accidental discoveries.
- Enjoy it to the fullest when dumb luck brings you good fortune.
“Sometimes life drops in your lap blessings without your lifting a finger. They call this serendipity.” – – Charlton Heston
History and Origin of Serendipity Day
This holiday was created in 2010 by Madeline Kay, the Serendipity Lady. Madeline created this day to “Dare to dream, expect the best, and to pursue your passion.” She goes on to say that serendipity is no accident. Rather, it is an attitude or lifestyle where you reach for the unexpected and for happy surprises.
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