Sunday, June 7, 2009

Luck

What is luck anyway? Here’s a definition I found. Luck is a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person’s control. Luck can be good or bad. Did you know there are three different types of luck?

* Constitutional luck is luck where factors cannot be changed. Such as place of birth and hair color, eye color, etc.
* Circumstantial luck is brought on haphazardly. This would include accidents, being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
* Ignorance luck deals with factors one is clueless about. You only find out about it after the fact
. Maybe like winning the lottery! LOL

Finding my husband and having three healthy happy children is the luckiest thing that ever happened to me. I can’t imagine my life without them. Wouldn’t trade them for anything. As far as being a lucky person and winning things though, I missed the memo on where to pick up my fair share. No luck at all. LOL I’m one of those who gets so darn close and then Wham! Sorry they drew another number, or shoot, the person in front of me or just behind me turns out to be the 100th customer and get the free TV.

Now my son on the other hand, he’s the luckiest person I’ve ever seen. If he says it’s going to rain, you better be taking an umbrella with you regardless of what the weatherman says. It’s the funniest thing. When the Kohl’s flyer comes in the mail, I let him peel off the sticker that reveals the discount I get to use in the store. 15%, 20% or 30%. If I even touch that darn thing it’s 15% every single time. Give it to him and it will be 30%. I’m not kidding. This kid has a sixth sense or something.

We were at his school Science fair back in January and needed to sign in before entering the library to look at all the cool projects. I walk up, find what I think is the shortest line and get in it. My son immediately grabs my hand and pulls me to another line. We wait, and wait, and then finally reach the table. I’m writing down my name on the sign in sheet and we hear. “Congratulations young man. Your map has the lucky yellow sticker on the back. You get to pick out a prize from the treasure store.” I just shook my head. If we had stayed in the line I picked, he probably would have ended up on the clean up crew or something. LOL We’ve yet to have him pick out lottery numbers. But I’m seriously considering it! Maybe I’ll have him lick the envelopes on my next queries! :)

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