“In the long run, you make your own luck – good, bad, or indifferent.” – Loretta Lynn
It is the 2nd Friday in January, the 2nd Friday of 2012, Friday the 13th. For some in our world and culture, Friday the 13th is a day that brings bad luck and a fearful mindset. As the quote above says I think we can create our own luck, good bad or indifferent.
I talked with my grandfather yesterday about luck. He told me, “I have been lucky to be a lucky man.” I asked him if that has always been the case, he paused for a second and said, “YES.” He then shared a story with me about how his luck would play out; he always carried a silver dollar in his pocket and when he was faced with a decision that could seemingly take time out of the day he would flip that coin. Never second-guessing the choice that was made for him, he would trust in the idea that he was a lucky man and the right outcome would present itself.
He has always believed that he was a lucky man so he trusted luck would come his way. That belief became a mindset, which resulted in a way of being. What his story didn’t tell me was how proactive he was in all of his endeavors; as a result he was constantly making his own luck.
I always have a choice, I can be as prepared as possible and believe I am lucky, accepting all good things that come or I can pout about how unlucky I am and see how that works out. Today I know that I am a lucky man.
Affirmation: I take responsibility for making my own luck, I am prepared to share the gifts that come my way, I am lucky!
Call To Action: Today recognize an area of your life where good luck is present. Share a story about how lucky you are today and listen to a story where someone else is lucky. Pass on your luck in the comment section.
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