Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Feeling Lucky?

The Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines luck as "the things that happen to a person because of chance - the accidental way things happen without being planned."

Is luck truly a matter of happenstance, something that is uncontrollable, simple fate? I think not. I believe that luck, whether considered good or bad, is an opportunity given to us to improve or build upon in our lives. Here are a few other "lucky quotes": 

“I am not lucky, but I am favoured because luck runs out; but God's favour will abide with me forever.”  ― Gugu Mona

“I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”― Thomas Jefferson

"Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned." — Emily Dickinson

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”— Dalai Lama XIV

“Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish." – Ovid

Here is my thought on luck:


What is luck?
Is it by chance
or a predestined gift?

Is it something you win
or a chance gone wild?
Why do we covet lucky numbers,
Lucky stars, rabbits feet, and the like?

What if you are unlucky?
Does it stay with you all of your life?
Or is it temporary, just for the moment?

Can you change your luck
From a negative to a positive?
Is it a mindset,
One that can be willed to good favor?

I believe that to say "I am lucky"
Is like saying "I am blessed".
Luck is not what happens to you
But how you happen to it.

Prepare yourself and look for luck. When "unlucky" things happen, learn from them and turn them in to opportunities. The gateway is open - may you have a lucky life!

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