Meaning of Serendipity and Examples
Serendipity is according to James Heaton:
“serendipity is a combination of things: actively setting up opportunities, a willingness to go with the flow of events, the ability to see the thing that arises by chance, and finally, being ready to seize the opportunity—prepared both in the sense of being open to the possibility and ready to take advantage of it.”
Another meaning quotes:
Serendipity – others call it luck or Divine Intervention – means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise“.
More examples can be found here.
The nice lady on the picture is an example of serendipity at a flea market in Munich, Germany. She was so happy.