Serendipity is a propensity for making fortunate discoveries while looking for something unrelated.
This is what Wikipedia has as a meaning for serendipity. And it's as good a description as any, especially as Wiki goes on to say that the people who do these things have found this to be one of the ten hardest words in the English language to 'translate'. How interesting. Well, I thought so.
So today, amongst other jobs, I decided to sort out an area of work space that you've all seen but never noticed. At the right edge of my desk, sits my basket of stamps - you know the ones that are perpetually waiting to be cleaned...well tucked between that and the side of my stamp shelves is my Scor-Pal. This means there's room for various bits of paper that aren't scraps for general use but that I need or want to keep.
One of them has been my faithful spray paper for oh, I dunno, about 3 months probably. As you can see, it was temporarily the desk protector for snowflake spraying, but it has other layers added since, including a magnificent glitter spray that you can't see.
All fascinating Julia, but how do you get from that recycled envelope to Serendipity? Ah well you see...turns out it's not a recycled envelope, despite appearances. I picked it out of it's home this morning - and because the intention was to tidy and not actually use stuff, I happened to turn it over and realise.....it's unopened and full. And that would be where I put my Tax Return - on my desk for attention.
The serendipity is of course, that I've found it in time. Now, after I've finished here, I'm going to launch a full scale and exhaustive search for my memory, which is apparently, entirely absent.