Lucky for Some
A lady at the store comments ‘there is no such thing as luck’.
My answer to the ‘luck’ conundrum is:
‘There is no such thing as ghosts, but we know what they are’.
‘I’m wondering if those who do not believe in luck are happy?’ Agreed this is not a well-structured question, because, there will be many who dismiss luck and live a sublime life. I’ve encountered a few people over the last month who are ‘down on their luck’. I’m asking, does unhappiness influence good or bad fortune? Even this question impinges on the word luck. Is there a difference between good luck or good fortune? Probably not, although the intellectual thinker may accept people are fortunate, rather than lucky.
‘If one is going through a period of unhappiness it is possible to ‘be fortunate’.
From my perspective, I can be happy even if life is not running in a straight path. Accepted, this emotional strength requires nurturing, although I’m convinced most people could train their minds to this attitude. Another aspect is a ‘happy outlook’ ensures issues, worries and difficulties are more easily overcome. By encouraging a happy mindset one can turn one’s fortunes (or luck) around.
Beware of miserable and gloomy people:
Unhappy or unfortunate people comment:
‘If only there could be a little luck in my life’.
The cynic replies:
‘You’ll be lucky’.
When an unfortunate, harbouring a negative attitude is questioned, s/he takes offence and defends their life position, often blaming someone or something for their plight:
‘My ex-husband ripped me off’ – ‘I had an unhappy childhood’ – ‘My manager is a bastard’.
Beware the negative friend:
A negative friend may have scuppered many an entrepreneur or innovation. Negative and unhappy people draw others into their despairs and torture. ‘Play safe’ is restrictive advice. ‘I wouldn’t do that’ is an opinion, not a directive. Wrong friends encourage wrong choices and bad-luck follows negative people.
Happy and positive friends encourage:
“Take a chance, go for it!’ If we look back at our loyal friends, we will discover them to be supportive and forgiving. Maybe even ‘happy go lucky’ or even chancers. Chancers? Yes, there is a suspicion taking chances are associated with luck.
Over the last months, the word ‘vibe’ keeps appearing as I type. Luck and ‘vibe’ are associates. The next time someone mentions how lucky they are, I’m going to say ‘That’s down to lucky vibes man’. Maybe there is something in the idea? Lucky vibe, yes, it’s a good and happy thought. As I think about the concept of lucky vibes, I feel there is potential to research the idea further.
Life is full of opportunity and decisive circumstance. But, to my mind, luck embellishes all the following words – education, communication, possibilities, connections, chance meeting, friendship, relationships. Do we make our luck, or does fortune smile on happiness?
Happiness, open-mindedness, and positive thought must be associated with or become seeds of luck. I searched my memory to find the lucky people I’ve encountered. Within a few minutes a name came into my head, then another and soon there was a list. The conclusion is fortunate people are not uncommon.
I’m a fortunate man, and my life should have become a disaster, today it is full of many wealths, good friends, reasonable health, joyous and prosperous future. Many of the people on my lucky friend list have these wealths. Two decades ago my life was full of poor choices, friends, relationships and, let’s face it, family. There is no coincidence in my turn of fortune: I’m out of the negative and doubter environment and within the positive, sharing and caring community: magic is happening every day.
Is a lotto win lucky?
Apparently not! The aftermath of millions of pounds in the pocket of a pauper can have disastrous outcomes. Is this accurate? I suspect not, it is easy to find examples to support the case for anything. I’d bet my lotto ticket, most winners are happy and enjoy their winnings. If I had a multi-million-pound lotto or Euro lotto win, I would be guaranteed a happy life. And I’d be sure to make more than a few of my friends very happy. I cannot think of better presents than paying off mortgages, debts and giving a few grand to make lives better.
I have no time for the: ‘I don’t want the jackpot – I’d like enough to pay off the mortgage and have no bills’. The answer is; don’t bother with the lotto, it is pretty easy to be debt-free, it just takes time and dedication. George S. Clason’s ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ explains how to be secure; it is a masterpiece. If you are in debt or money is a problem, George will save you, he changed my life.
I imagine George in Heaven surrounded by souls who he’d save during their lifetime. Perhaps the spirits look down on the living reading the book and know if the advice is heeded: security will follow.
There is a certainty: to be free of the many aspects of debt:
Financial – Moral – Emotional – Intellectual – Spiritual – leaves one’s conscience clear.
Anyone who understands this will be lucky.