Thursday Thoughts: Universal Serendipity

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. As a self-published/hybrid author, it’s a constant fight against the scammers, crooks, and greedy people. The current hot button. especially in the romance world, is the trademarking of every-day words in order to prevent them appearing in titles and therefore keywords, which affect discoverability. It started with the word “cocky” and has moved on to many others. There appears to be a concerted effort by a group of people to perpetrate this fraud and the lax attention at the Patent and Trademark office just exacerbates the problem. There are now lawsuits and countersuits. If you are interested, search “cockygate” for more information. It’s a dark and twisty path.

I don’t understand greedy people, especially when their actions harm other people. I don’t understand lazy people when the rest of us work hard for what we get. I don’t understand egotistical people who believe they are entitled to do the things they do because they are ____________ (Fill in the Blank). With that in mind, I thought I’d look on the bright side of things and this message from the Universe fits the bill.

If you just whistle every now and then, Silver; skip every thousandth step or so; skim the odd stone across the odd pond; go dancing on the occasional blue moon, if only alone in the dark; dress up sometimes, even with nowhere to go… for simply stirring up some little bit of hope, no matter how silly or disconnected your actions seem to be with the rest of the world, magic flashes in the unseen, friends are summoned, connections are timed, stars are aligned, opportunities are crystallized, and serendipities are calculated, creating possibilities for new realities that cannot now even be imagined from where you presently stand.

Shazaam…
The Universe
© http://www.tut.com ®

And you thought “buy low, sell high” was sage advice, Silver?

Don’t let the stupid people get you down. That’s my advice. Whistle, skip, skim, dance, and be a little silly. You’ll be glad you did. I am. 🙂

Pssst And if we’re lucky, what goes around comes around–good and bad. Let’s hope Karma lives up to her reputation. 😉

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Serendipity

  1. Ugh, I wish there was a way to just starve these silly twits of attention. I wish the Trademark office had laughed in their faces. I wish… But if wishes were fishes, we’d all eat like kings.

    Yes, definitely. Let’s focus on the good things and the silly things and whatever makes us happy. I whistle, I skip, I dance… I even shimmy and sing. Life’s too short to let all of the craptastic things in the world bring us down.

    • Silver James says:

      The list keeps growing. They want to control keywords except they’re about to take on the Big Boys with “quantum”, ‘forever,” and “rebellion.” They may think the indie authors can’t afford to fight back but when you hit NBC/Hollywood, Grand Central Publishing, and Disney? Yeah…

      Someone needs to slap the USPTO upside the head with a clueX4. I wish I had a speaking acquaintance with someone in Congress. I used to. It would have meant one phone call and things would get looked at. Sadly, not sure that would happen today. :/

      I’m still coughing so I’m not doing much beyond smiling today. I’ll get back to the rest when the crud goes away. 🙂

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