March 31, 2006
I Feel, Therefore I Am
What are your feelings on luck? Do you believe some people just "fall into" good things or do you believe something else (like fate or destiny) is at work? How have you seen luck (or fate) at work in your own life?
I've never given a great deal of thought to destiny or fate. I can hear myself saying, "You make your own luck." Rather pompous of me, considering the luck I enjoy.
I mean, really. Just look at my life. From start to finish, it is the life of a lucky woman. Seriously. Just take a look. Parents who accept me for who I am and who love and support me without reservation. Friends who not only tolerate my at-times absurd behavior, but who actually seem to appreciate it. A wonderful woman with whom to share my life. An incredible son. And that's just scratching the surface.
I haven't consciously done anything to deserve the riches I enjoy. What else could it be besides luck?
I've known people who, no matter what they do or how they do it or how hard they may try, consistently have things blow up in their face or just plain turn out badly. Is it bad luck? Bad karma? Perhaps. Destiny? Fate? For their sake, I hope not. But I wonder. The same way I often wonder why I am so lucky.
In my life, I feel the least I can do is share the wealth, pay it forward and spread it around by being kind to others. That's my version of making my own luck. Yet I often knock on wood to ward against it slipping away. Making one's own luck is a nice theory, but a little cosmic backup never hurts!
Labels: Me Myself and I