In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer’s daughter. - Julius Comroe Jr. It’s such a nice sounding word for what it means: a fortunate accident. - From the movie Serendipity In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.