Serendipity: An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. That is the definition of my favorite word according to dictionary.com. I’m not exactly sure when it became my favorite word, but it was long before the movie, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, came out. I did have a favorite book titled Serendipity, by Stephen Cosgrove, about a purple dragon, and I’m pretty sure that’s where the seed was planted. But it was later, when I learned the meaning of the word, that I really fell in love with it. I think I really enjoy saying it and trying to find ways to use it in conversation. I mean doesn’t the sentence, “That was a serendipitous victory,” sound more exciting than, “That was a lucky win,”?
So, in order to help others have more colorful conversations, I am doing a weekly blog on synonyms. I’ll pick common words and some not so common and try and come up with some interesting ways to work them into everyday use. I’d also love to hear how others may choose to let the words filter in their conversations!
I hope you have some fun with these words!~Heather