Fortuitous - I like saying it and it flows pretty easy on the keyboard. In my mind, I thought of lucky. According to dictionary.com, that is an evolutionary definition. Maybe because it sounds a lot like fortunate. Originally, it meant happening or produced by chance. Not all circumstances of chance are lucky which means the word definitely went through some changes if now it's identified with good luck.
Which brings me around to luck. I've always felt pretty lucky in life, or as I've told my husband, we've led a charmed life. He laughs at me (not particularly mirthfully) because my definition of charmed and his definition are not quite the same. My son calls me a Pollyanna. But really, whenever something disheartening has happened in our lives, something good comes along to right us. I call that charmed. It might not be what we wanted or expected but it works out.
We're in Arizona now, but we spent nearly twenty great years in Minnesota before moving back here. Speaking of luck, we knew we'd love it there. When my husband went to interview it was the 13th of the month and on the plane he sat in row 13. He checked into his hotel room on the 13th floor. He took the job and they provided an apartment for six months - apartment number 1313. I found a job four months later and started work on the 13th. We considered this a series of fortuitous events.
May you have a fortuitous day!
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