People sometimes ask how I am able to post so often. They imagine it is somehow hard work or at least requiring will and effort.

Well, I can tell you that it is such a delight to be a blogger! I had no idea when I started that this would be as much fun as it is. It feels as natural as yoga. Yup – its takes practice and you have to engage fully in the process. But when you know the basics, you can let go and go with the flow.

“Serendipity” by Josephine Wall at

Every day I wake up with ideas and thoughts about people, what I have learned and how I can share it with others. I usually have someone in mind that I am communicating with. (Yes – it could be you). There is inspiration everywhere on the blogosphere … and from the piles of books on my bed side table.

I admit that when it comes to reading books, I am a dipper rather than a “start to finisher”. I believe in serendipity. A part of me wants to believe that the universe will show me what I need when I open to a random page. In my yoga classes I do this with my favorite inspiration “Yoga Gems” by Georg Feuerstein.

And, now that I think about it, its just like in the mornings, when I choose what earrings to wear.
I have a jewellery box with small earrings in it. They are all mixed up. When I reach in, I have in my mind to use the one I find and then pair it up. Every time its partner finds its way quickly between my fingers. It never seizes to delight me! How does it do this?…

In writing this post I decided to share my thoughts as they came up. I was curious about what I would write. I notice that there is some vulnerability when I don’t have a particular thought or idea to build from.

Perhaps the universe gently nudged me so I hit the right spot with you …

May you too have a day filled with serendipity and ease.

40 comments on “* Blogging and Serendipity

  1. And we all benefit so much from what you offer, Val.

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  2. Nice post Val. I agree that we have a wonderful world filled with inspiration here at WordPress. Always something new to learn.
    I read much in same way as you do even I do have some books, as I would like to read all over.
    Funny with your earrings, but why not?

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  3. I do the earring thing too! 🙂

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  4. I enjoyed reading your thoughts, as they popped into your mind, Val. 🙂

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  5. Your approach sounds like mine. I love coming up with ideas and seeing what comes out.

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  6. I, too, trust the Universe to nudge me in the right direction. It is easy and the results are often delightful – like finding your earrings! ❤

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  7. Winks, Whispers, and Nudges are the best!

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  8. I enjoyed your spontaneity here, Val, and warm message. Smiled at the earring ritual….lovely!


  9. suzicate

    Serendipity is a wonderful thing! 🙂

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  10. Natural? Right. Genius. Likely.

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  11. Nice post, Val.
    As a matter of interest, do you always wear matching earrings? I like to wear odd ones some days.

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  12. Yes I always gifted with the words best suited to me when I come on WordPress, and I love writing with intention to share and make connection. Thanks for your serendipitous posting x

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  13. Alas, I am one who frets what people may think of what I say and so I write and edit, leave for a while and edit again… then I move on and the post goes stale and sometimes it never gets posted any tips?

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    • Aren’t you curious to see what happens if you just let it go Elizabeth? I was 🙂
      The learning for me is that I can also write off the cuff, even although my preference is to plan. To experience both is to experience more. xo

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  14. Beautiful post. I believe in serendipity, too — and love how writing plays into and reveals it.

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  15. You are an inspiration, Val. 🙂 Reading your words here reminded me of times, years ago, when I, too, woke up with blog posts already half formed in my mind. It was so easy then….the flow of inspiration so wide and deep. At the time, I couldn’t imagine ever running dry. I have hopes to find that wellspring again – or that it would find me. 🙂 Perhaps half of the battle is just, as Nike says, doing it. LOL

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    • I hear you Grace. I think its an energy thing. I am happy and healthy right now and can feel the energy flowing. When I have to deal with a mental, physical or emotional challenge then the energy seems to be redirected to where it can do the most good. We all nourish ourselves in different ways at different times. 🙂

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      • Meg Evans

        Yes, I agree, it’s an energy thing. Too much stagnation in everyday life makes it hard to find the creative energy, like when a stream gets full of debris and the water slows to a trickle. For the past year I’ve been working on clearing away clutter, both mental and physical, to make more space in my life for the fun stuff. Always more to be done, but it is making a difference.

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  16. I do the dipping thing too…it works!

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