Let’s talk for a moment about good fortune – blessings – what some people might call “luck.”
Some people claim to be born with it.
Some people say you make your own.
Some people think inanimate objects can create it.
I think it depends more on perspective. Just as most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be, most people have the level of luck they look for.
Bad things happen to everyone, sometimes in droves. Yet even then little blessings – little bits of good luck – can be found if you’re willing to see them. Luck isn’t just for lotteries or finding money in the street. It isn’t just unicorns and rainbows with pots of gold.
Good luck is the unexpected smile from a stranger that lifts your spirits and makes you smile back.
Good luck is a call from a friend to say that a person you had been praying for recovered from illness or depression and has started on the road to recovery.
Good luck is your child’s openhearted hug, and the fact that you’re here and breathing – when many, many people have no smiles or friends or children – or clean air to breathe.
So today, when your thoughts turn to fortune (and green beer) take a look around and appreciate that you’re luckier than you give yourself credit for.