How Lucky Are We?

Many  people will tell you that luck is a myth; that things happen either in our favor or not. Greater minds than mine have discussed this for centuries. I could spend the rest of this post on quoting everyone from Buddha to Einstein on luck, but here is my own take on it.

We make and carry our own luck. Things may go our way today, but not tomorrow. Is it pure chance, coincidence; what? Personally, I don’t believe in coincidence. I believe that things happen for a reason. We may not ever know the reason, but it’s there just the same.

Like most everyone else, I say my prayers, I try to stay positive, I try to look on the good side of things, and so on. When I’m searching for a parking spot on a busy day, I say to myself ‘I always find the best parking space.’ And I do. Call it what you want to, but it works for me.

Oh, I’ve never bought a scratch ticket and won a gozillion dollars, but it could happen. I have occasionally found coins and bills on the ground, and twice, a diamond ring. For those, I went to the nearest store where I found them, and turned them in. I always hoped that the owners came back for them.

Once I found a $70 gift card to Barnes and Nobel in a library book. Now I love books, and I love buying books. However, that gift card had bad karma written all over it. Taking that card and spending money that wasn’t meant to be mine would have had consequences. I took it back to the library, hoping that the owner got it back.

I believe that staying positive is good for having good luck, but I can’t prove it. It’s just one of many happy enigmas life tosses us; so just keep your catcher’s mitt on to land some.