The Birth of a Blog

Fortuitous = adj

1: occurring by chance

2: a: fortunate, lucky
b: coming or happening by a lucky chance

Syn/related words: serendipitous, random, happy, providential

Change = noun & verb


1: the act, process, or result of changing: as

a : alteration
b : transformation
c : substitution

2: money

a: coins especially of low denominations

Verb: transitive verb

1a : to make different in some particular
b : to give a different position, course, or direction to

2a : to replace with another
b : to undergo a modification of

intransitive verb

1: to become different

With a last name like Penney we get lots of references to pennies. As I was thinking about beginning a blog I decided that I wanted to feature random happenings from the Penney house.  Random Change.  I like that, all these stories work to exert a change, however minor, on me, my life, my family.  The straightforward ‘Random’ was taken.  So I started thinking about synonyms for Random and Fortuitous came up.

I like that Fortuitous has the feeling that all this change is good. Results in good. That is a belief that I hold. That regardless of what happens, what type of change comes along some good is found in it. Perhaps it is found in greater wisdom, deeper character, belly aching laughter, great new glasses, a new pair of jeans, a new favorite recipe, the list goes on.  Good can be, and is, found in the most terrifying and blissful change.   I will add I don’t believe that life is entirely random, I don’t necessarily believe that things are orchestrated to the smallest detail either.  I do believe that every piece of life has a counter piece and they fit, they’re not random but sometimes the fit isn’t completely perfect.

So here is my blog.  Fortuitous Change.  Random Stories from a Penney.  Join me and lets see what comes along.