ser·en·dip·i·ty“The faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for” – Merriam Webster dictionary

I love that word. Always have. It’s just such a fun word to say. Last night was serendipity night at our house. We decided to leave the TV off the entire day (oy!) and after dinner, we sat in the family room and just talked. No music, no background noise, no American Idol (yes, you heard me!)…nada! We talked about anything and everything, or so it seems. For over an hour, we had each other’s undivided attention and just talked. Wow. How often does that happen? It was so much fun! I must say it felt strange at first not to have the TV on all day. A few times I started to walk towards the remote before I caught myself.

American Idol can wait. So can Friday Night Lights and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. One day, when the kids are all grown up and out of the house and Joseph and I are old, [completely] grey and retired with lots of free time on our hands (psh – yeah, right!), think we’ll be talking about any of those shows? Nah uh! We’ll be cashing in post-dated checks at the bank of memories. So for now, let the TV take a break every now and then while we enjoy a moment of SERENDIPITY.

Did I mention I love that word? 🙂


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teresa
    Jan 15, 2009 @ 11:49:03

    Good for you! We shut down the TV a few years ago, not that we talk so much now, but we read a lot. TV is mostly trash-even the commercials! The TV we do watch together is John Hagee, Joyce Meyer and Charles Stanley. That’s a relatively new habit we’re developing. But you managed to get your kids to do it too-KUDOS.!We haven’t managed that yet with our son, (we’re hoping he’ll learn by example). I guess that would be serendpitous!


  2. solathompson
    Jan 15, 2009 @ 13:42:08

    Good for you, Teresa. Yeah, serendipitous (love that word!) 🙂


  3. Joseph
    Feb 01, 2009 @ 18:05:27

    Agreed with everything on this post except the part where you mentioned us growing old. Speak for yourself because I’m doing just fine staying ‘young’ thankyou very much!!!


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