Definitions: (1) possessing an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident; (2) the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; (3) having good fortune; lucky
Derivation: Also known as “accidental sagacity,” a faculty possessed by the heroes in the Persian classic The Three Princes of Serendip (1557). The word serendipity was coined in 1754 in the English-speaking world by Horace Walpole (1717-1797) English writer, art historian, and politician
Note: Since we can cultivate any quality, then the “accidental” part of this definition can be expected and anticipated as the spiritual result.
Quote: Success is three parts hard work and one part serendipity; this serendipity is a direct result of the other three parts of hard work. — Ken Poirot (?1965-) American financial advisor