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

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