Friday, April 20, 2012

Serendipity









serendipity
is finding your old bike works,  
when your car breaks down

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regard your blessings
like smooth pearls of the necklace,
luck is in your hands   

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silver coins,
fruits of hard labor,
blessed day







Someone receives a promotion, gets an important assignment, makes a major discovery, or moves into the president's office. ''He's lucky,'' an envious person remarks. ''He gets the breaks; they're always in his favor.'' In reality, luck or the breaks of life had little or nothing to do with it. So-called ''luck'' usually is found at the exact point where preparation meets opportunity. For a time, an individual may get ahead by ''pull,'' but eventually someone with push will displace him. Success is not due to a fortuitous concourse of stars at our birth, but to a steady trail of sparks from the grindstone of hard work each day. Kenneth Hildebrand

Posted for Haiku Heights:   Serendipity  
and Haiku My Heart

Picture credit:  here

30 comments:

  1. Yes, a bike can prove useful in a pinch!

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  2. love this :) absolutely and the picture is georgeous!

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  3. Love your haiku today. My favourite is the first along with the sweet picture. Thank you.

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  4. Lovely metaphor, pearls and blessings .... and so true about hard work leading to success, with a little serendipity along the way :)

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  5. I always like that word, as well as the movie. A fortunate accident can be a blessing.

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  6. smiles...love the first two...they say enough for me...and i like the quote...the blessings like pearls is great grace...

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  7. dear grace,
    i find your haiku compelling and thought provoking.
    i always love my time here.

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  8. Beautiful... i loved the description of luck below! Thanks so much for the share! :)

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  9. Much truth here. Golfer Arnold Palmer was congratulated on being so lucky. He replied. "It's strange - the more I practise the luckier I get."

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  10. I love the idea of luck in hands and how it links into the third haiku.

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  11. Excellent examples of serendipity.

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  12. I love the way you craft your haiku... moreover you are my new guide as I try each day to master the art of haiku...

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  13. "regard your blessings
    like smooth pearls of the necklace," love this!

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  14. Sweet stuff. Good quote, too; we make our own serendipity sometimes.

    Good for you for doing the month-long project!

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  15. insightful haiku ~ lovely ~ awesome photo ^_^

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  16. oh, my dear, this was such a warm and comfy poem, me wants to hug you now :)
    And notice the dog in the pic in the basket, ha haha ! :) Love it!

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  17. Lovely set of haiku. I especially enjoyed the first one. That's for sure serendipity.

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  18. I like the observation of the first. The second one is my favorite, the commentary on luck in terms of serendipity.

    Richard

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  19. Beautiful photo and words. And I'm a believer that being in the right place at the right time is lucky, but luck only comes from hard work!

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  20. Nice work. The picture and the first one are my favourite. Wise words at the end.

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  21. beautifully written GRACE...loved the 1st and 2nd... :)

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  22. Beautiful set....I loved the 1st and 3rd...creative ideas to describe serendipity

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  23. Lovely. Thank you very much. Wish I had a bike for perilous times ☺.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  24. Every haiku is unique and I Loved the first first and then second..and then third..I mean really amazing. I always your flow of words.

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  25. Interesting takes..first one is unique..

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  26. Love the first one. Serendipity is finding that old bike and discovering you can still ride it without killing yourself!

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