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    Maybe it's not so much "blowing in the wind," but catching the wind blowing in the right direction, and ignoring the others blowing the wrong way! It is very funny to look back and see where life has taken you. You could never look back and say "Yeah- that's just how I planned it!"
    Have you read the book "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell?
    Methinks you'd really like has a lot to say about this topic of talent vs. happenstance vs. right-place-at-the right-time, etc.
    I'm glad the winds blew you in my direction, Barb!

    Janet Montecalvo

    Hey, I just went to your blog. ...pretty interesting tale. I'm trying to follow the wind too. Thanks for the inspiration! Janet

    Barbara Johansen Newman

    Liz and Janet, the wind finally blew me in the direction of comments!

    Liz, that sounds like my kind of book. I'm heading over to tomorrow!

    Janet, you are definitely wind surfing and on a roll (two metaphors in 6 words!)! Keep it up.

    And I am glad the wind blew me in the direction of both of you!

    Jody Hayes

    Hi, Barbara,
    I enjoyed your post about serendipity. I, too, believe in 'happenstance,' serendipity and 'accidents' in life that look more like they are a part of wonderful plan. I just finished reading a book by W. Dale Cramer called "Summer of Light. " You might enjoy it. It's about a man that thought he had everything planned out. Through a series of "accidents" his life changed. In learning to embrace the changes, his life became much more than he ever dreamed it could be. Life is too short not to make the most of opportunities that come our way, right?



    I will definitely look into that book! Thanks for telling me about it!

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