I am not the sort of person who dabbles in luck. [Knock on wood] If something looks like a great bet to me, I run out of it as quickly as I can. If it appears too good to be true, believe me, it likely isn’t correct.
Luck hasn’t been a friend of mine. The only luck I’ve ever had in life is when I tricked a young woman into saying,”I do.” That was 47 years back and I have not had a luckier moment as. Every year I appreciate that blessed moment more.
Aside from that, I’m not on the blessed side of the street.
It isn’t that I wouldn’t appreciate a blessed moment every now and again. It’s only that I am not the lucky kind of a person that gets that sort of thing.
My dad taught me that life isn’t built on fortune, but instead on hard work. Then he would send me into the backyard to do the mowing. Looking back on that circumstance, I think he was pretty lucky I didn’t know what he was talking about and went and mowed the grass for him.
I tried this in my son and he came back and said,”Dad, the mower is broken I can not get it started.”
I don’t understand why folks are so interested in fortune. Whenever I visit a convenience store, there’s a long line behind the lottery ticket counter purchasing their ticket to the week.
1 time I stood back and watched people buy their lottery ticket and everyone’s belief was that they thought that it was their lucky day and this was their lucky number.
I stopped one person and inquired,”Do you buy lottery tickets often?”
He then chuckled as he showed me his latest lottery ticket.
He looked at me and his grin disappeared and he mumbled,”Never.”
As I thought about that, I started to realize how blessed the lottery was that there were so many people that did not have any chance at all except bad luck.
I start to figure how much it would cost annually to buy lottery tickets weekly. It was rather an remarkable amount and I started to think how much bad luck cost people.
It’s lucky for me that I don’t play the lottery since all I’d experience is bad luck.
A young friend of mine was telling me that he had no chance in the relationship compartment of his life.
Then he explained he was going to try his luck at one of these online dating programs. I am totally unfamiliar with that sort of thing, but he explained that it could be his lucky day when he went in that way.
Six months later, I saw him at the mall and ask him how his fortune was with the internet dating service.
I thought about this for a minute. Which is worse bad fortune; the lottery or the internet dating service?
Although I’m not an expert along this line, I believe the greatest bad luck is in the lottery.
As I processed these items, it occurred to me that I have been a rather lucky dude, in my own time.
I had been thinking of all of the money I saved from not playing the lottery. That brought a grin to my face. Not losing money is quite a blessed thing as far as I am concerned. I love to consider myself as fairly fugal in regards to money.
Another thing my dad said,”A penny saved is a penny earned.” I believe I understand where he got that expression. But when looking at it, it’s extremely blessed to save a penny. Each time I go past the lottery window in the convenience store, I count my lucky stars that I’m not having bad luck now.
My friend had no chance at the internet dating service. I don’t know anyone luckier than me in this respect.
Now, I don’t want this to return to her, I am hoping you will keep my little secret, but every day of my life I’m blessed to have her in my life.
I must confess that I don’t believe she’s as blessed as I am. But I am blessed that she doesn’t take me to work with that one.
Thinking about this I recalled what David said in one of his Psalms.
Thinking about this a bit more, I don’t consider myself lucky.