Updated: Nov 14
Our favorite words often reflect our individual experiences, values, and aspirations. They can encapsulate the essence of who we are or who we aspire to be. Whether it's a word that captures a cherished memory or one that rolls off your tongue, your favorite word holds a mirror to your soul..
One of my favorite words is serendipitous because it encompasses so many of my life’s experiences and I love the way it rolls off my tongue. You may have heard me say before that my life is magical! Let me share a travel story that explains why this is true.
I recently traveled to Belize with two of my dearest sistafriends. They are badass; badass as in one of them once rode her motorcycle from the DMV to Florida. The other recently drove cross country and is also responsible for encouraging me to take my first solo trip over 15 years ago.
Throughout our trip, I would randomly ask, “How does it get any better than this?” and “What else is possible?”
My girlfriends and I met up in San Pedro and spent a few days there. Then we rented a car and drove to Hopkins and Placencia where we spent a few more days. Ok, for the record, I did not drive but was the designated DJ for all of our road trips…lol.
While in Placencia, I was able to connect with another sista who recently moved to this beautiful island from Atlanta. On one of our day trips to Placencia, my friends and I decided that we would take the Hokey Pokey Water Taxi over to Independence, a little town located west of Placencia. We heard it was a beautiful way to watch the sun set.
We mentioned our plans to my friend Nikki, who shared that was not what we wanted to do. In fact, her response was “Oh no, you don’t want to do that!” Meanwhile, the entire morning I was constantly asking (albeit silently), “How does it get any better than this?” and “What else is possible?”
Nikki mentioned that she and her friends were planning to take a catamaran to watch the sunset and invited us to join them. I thought, “How does it get any better than this?” Our plans to watch the sunset in the Caribbean on the day of the solar eclipse had expanded from the hokey pokey water taxi on a lagoon to a catamaran on the sea.
We spent the early evening on the catamaran munching, laughing, dancing and listening to the sounds of nature, as dolphins played in the sea and the beauty of the sun dipping behind the clouds into the horizon left us in awe. What a beautiful beginning of the end of an amazing day! As I took it all in, I thought, “How does it get any better than this?”
In that moment, life was serendipitous!!! This is what else was possible!
Do you want these kinds of experiences in your life? Do you want to travel with dope women but don’t want to do it alone? If this sounds like you, I invite you to join me and a small group of women on the upcoming Grown Ass Mama Tour to Greece. There are only a couple of spaces left, so register today. Payment plans are also available. The wellness experience to Greece is guaranteed to be a magical experience because every Grown Ass Mama Tour is!
If you want to know more, join me on Zoom on Thursday, November 16th at 7pm EST for a virtual information session and get answers to any questions you may have. If you aren’t available to attend, no worries! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to share the recording with you.
In the meantime and in between time, I encourage you to ask, “How does it get any better than this?” and “What else is possible?” and I promise you, something serendipitous will always happen because YOU are a powerful co-creator of your life!
Remember that in the grand tapestry of language, each word is a brushstroke contributing to the masterpiece of human expression. Take a moment to reflect on the words that resonate with you and share your favorite word in the comments below.
se ren dip i tous (seh·ruhn·di·puh·tuhs)
(adj) come upon or found by accident; fortuitous