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Word of the Week: Kismet

By Zen_sheila @BeZensational

Word of the week: KISMET
Fate or Destiny – being in the same place at the same time as someone else; happenstance.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you
where there were only walls”

~  Joseph Campbell

Word of the Week:  Kismet

 Sometimes I find it simply incredible how life fits together like a bunch of puzzle pieces — only the pieces are kept by many other people, and when we encounter them, they fit their pieces into one whole.  I think back to some of the things in my own life that have been a result of kismet. People I’ve met, friends I’ve made, places I’ve traveled, jobs I’ve held, and even people in the blogging world.  It seems, looking back, that the people I’ve met in life have all (for good or bad) contributed something to my puzzle.

My husband and I talk a lot about our childhoods and early teen years — how we were both in the same places at the same times — how our paths crossed many, many times, but we never met each other way back then.  All these little pieces which other people held that connected us, were not revealed until the time was right to start this particular puzzle.  I just think that is wild.

Or how about decisions we make?  I can remember years ago toiling with the idea of sending my young children to a brand new charter school.  It was a very hard choice because it was against the norm (this is when charter schools were just getting started.)  Turns out it was a great one — they made life long friends, learned a lot about trust, community, and compassion… and had formed a great foundation of character.  I also made life long friends; one even inspired me on this personal journey that I began so long ago — opening doors to new thinking and eventually my mind.

Think back for a moment to those you have met, spoke to in passing, or have touched your life.  Do you find a trail of connection, of destiny, of kismet?

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see
the one which has been opened for us.”

~  Helen Keller

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