Monday Musing & Inspiration: Wondrous Twisted Moments!

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Our title, Twisted Wondrous Twisted Moments is another way to describe the word "serendipity".  Here is the dictionary's definition: the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident, and a talent for  making fortunate discoveries while searching for other things,

 

In our experience, these discoveries are not accidental.  They are a result of being in harmony with one's environment, and one's positive outlook on life!  A therein lies the talent of being in harmony with twisted wondrous moments.

 

What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open.

~Jose Manuel Barroso

 

I chose this quote, because for this has been true for us.  It emphasizes the power of being in the now once again.  I took this photo Saturday morning as we were driving to have breakfast with out friend.

 

"For me, serendipity, coincidence and chance are more interesting than any preconceived construct of our human encounters."

~Charles Traub

On an educational cruise in the Mediterranean Sea, we had an impulse to go out on the deck for our break while at port.   Dolphins at play were frolicking, and minutes later a double rainbow appeared.  We loved that moment!

 

Another aspect of twisted wondrous moments we have noticed is that they usually happen with great regularity when we are in a good mood and appreciative of all that is. 

Having brunch earlier this month at our favorite place, we noticed that a gentleman was perusing the wine list, while waiting for his party.  He finally ordered a bottle of Dom Pérignon for his party. I smiled and said, "Good Choice!"  

I mentioned that we had worked with Dom on behalf of one of our clients, and enjoyed the Champagne.  He told us that he did not drink, and instructed the waiter to have us taste the Champagne, and pour us two glasses.

And so we did, but insisted only on one glass to share.  As his party arrived, we met everyone, and had many things in common and exchanged phone numbers.

On Active Rain, in one of my posts years ago, I mentioned the Tolstoy foundation.  I was referring to the place we had first stayed at, when we emigrated to the United States.   

Nina Hollander, Broker read my post.  She knew exactly what I was referring to.  This led to a friendship and a wonderful conversation.  One of these days, we will visit her in Charlotte.  What are the chances that one of the many members would see this post and know exactly what I was referring to?

Wondrous Twisted Moments big and small are there for all of us, and we have found that the more we focus on them, the more they come our way.  

What are some that happened to you?

 

 

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Comments (35)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I can imagine Boomer's face!  Animals have such a fresh view, and I marveled how our cats would sniff the air before actually making it out the door.  Every day was a new day for them.  Now I take a moment and smell the air...A

Dec 27, 2021 02:41 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Every day in some way, things go occur like that.  Talking to my nephew, he was telling us about Circuit City, and yesterday Ron and I were trying to remember their brand name and their logo, which we did.  It makes us realize more and more how everything it at our fingertips if we practice being in the now.  A.  

Dec 27, 2021 02:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  loved your post and it is so true you have to be always Open to see your surroundings and loved the story of the Dom:)Endre

Dec 27, 2021 09:14 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Endre Barath, Jr. I am not surprised that you like the Dom story.  We worked with the brand manager of Dom for a web site, along with other French brands, and are beginning to add new names to the site.  We recently tried their newest top of the line called Plenitude.  It was amazing.  A

Dec 27, 2021 09:37 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty We are having so much fun, and working on a new concept as well.  A

Dec 27, 2021 09:38 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  we have these moments on a daily basis...I am reading a book set in Charleston, and a good friend on Sunday was telling me how excited she is to be going to Charleston, and how it is a big foodie place...A

Dec 27, 2021 09:40 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty it is so true and everywhere, there is an opportunity to see or learn something unexpected and wondrous is the word for me. A

Dec 27, 2021 09:41 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant Schneider the more we focus on wondrous moments, the more appear, it is a joy to experience .  Not long ago as we were driving we saw  whale in the ocean...on their way to Alaska...A

Dec 27, 2021 09:43 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kat Palmiotti both thoughts you shared made me sense.  And the way I see it is that at the moment you saw them your perception and focus to pick path was honed with their aura (so to speak) and the sighting happened.  I see it as a form of communication.  I love dolphins, and they often appear for me.  A

Dec 27, 2021 09:46 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina Hollander, Broker I had to share that moment because out of the 200-300 thousand members you identified with the post at that moment... There are so many possibilities and the amplitude keeps increasing the more we see.  A

Dec 27, 2021 09:48 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael Jacobs new and old one will come your way, we are so tuned in to them.  Our friend with who we had breakfast on Christmas morning, was at LAX and called his friend in Colorado to touch base.  As he was walking towards his gate holding his phone, he passed his friend who was at that moment talking to him while at LAX also.  How wondrous is that?  A

Dec 27, 2021 09:52 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy Kelley we have a couple of friends with who we share experiences like these, and it is always fun to do that. A

Dec 27, 2021 09:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love the Charles Traub quote, and I especially like that picture, Alexandra.  

Dec 27, 2021 11:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ron and Alexandra, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 27, 2021 11:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy Streib Love the story to the two convertible jags...love those cars and the great daily breakfasts.  A

Dec 28, 2021 07:14 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brian England I was the passenger in the car, and Ron was the one who noticed it...and I took the pix, we both love rainbows.  A

Dec 28, 2021 07:15 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wayne Martin yes, keeping those eyes open is important.  Happy Tuesday, grandson day!  A

Dec 28, 2021 07:17 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog No coincidences either, and no accidents.  A

Dec 28, 2021 07:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sham Reddy CRS That was such a perfect quote.  A

Dec 28, 2021 07:19 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature in the OFC.  I really loved the. quote also.  A

Dec 28, 2021 07:20 AM