Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
Joy for the Journey: A bit of serendipity
Happiness is a state of being, but joy is a moment. We can work ourselves into a happy place, but joy is an unsolicited moment of grace, independent of the place we find ourselves, happy or sad. In the happy chances we call serendipity, joy might be a tiny seed buried in the moment.
Last week, I struggled with an email to someone I don’t know who wants to collaborate on a project. It seems we are at cross purposes. I looked for a way to sign off without offending. I chose the words Be Well.
What exactly does that mean? I Googled it. Google thought on the matter for awhile, and then came up with one entry by way of definition. It was a tweet from a Nigerian gospel singer–how random is that? The tweet said:
Your journey is too unique to take anyone’s word for it.
[I] set you free to follow your own path;
to find your purpose in God.
Perfect! Captured the spirit of what I was trying to say. Intrigued, I Googled the tweeter, Femi Jacobs. If I was going to quote him, I wanted to make sure he was legit. He appears to be. His creds identify him as a film and TV actor, a speaker, and a singer. He was educated in mass communications and marketing management in Lagos, and trained as a pilot in South Africa.
I looked up a song he performs, Orun Si, and listened to it on You Tube. It provided a lovely interlude in my morning.
Maybe it wasn’t the universe answering my humble question. Maybe it was just an algorithm popping up the best shot it could make at a definition of a concept. But it gave me a lift to know that there are people out there who wish good things for others.
I wish you joy.
© Sydney Avey