Word of the Day: Fortuitous

/fôr’to͞oədəs/, adjective: happening by chance or accident rather than design; due to or characterized by luck. “Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds* that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.” – Olympia Brown *note: mould is the British spelling of the American variation, mold. /mōld/, noun: 1. a hollow container into which molten metal, etc., is poured or soft material is pressed to harden into a shape, 2. a distinctive and typical style, form, or character, “If you try to follow everyone else’s mold, you’ll probably fail at some point because God created us uniquely for a reason.” – Queen Latifah verb: 1. to give shape to, 2. to influence the formation of development of. “Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.” – Samuel Butler