Lucky Charms

2014-03-17 07.08.12March hasn’t been good to me.

This month at my house my oil burner went on the fritz TWICE, my cesspool backed up and my son lost his brakes while driving a few miles from home (he’s fine!).

I guess you could say we lost our lucky charms somewhere along the way…maybe the Easter Bunny will drop a few off when he makes his rounds next month?

Then I started thinking about those lucky charms and realized I don’t really have anything I’d consider “lucky” at all. Sure, my hubby has his lucky flaming boxer shorts he wears when we go to the casino (Not that we’ve ever won big while he was wearing them, but I guess since we’ve never lost big either there’s something to be said for keeping them around. LOL) But, I don’t keep a rabbit’s foot in my bag, or have a lucky talisman sitting on my desk guiding my words.

Do you?

As I count down the last few days of March, I’m thinking about heading out to find myself a four-leaf clover. Now what to do with it if I’m lucky enough to find one, that’s the question.

May the luck of the Irish smile on you, whether you have a lucky charm or not!

 

About Debora Dennis

A believer in second chances and that time should never be an obstacle to finding love, Debora writes time travels with modern snark and spice! When she's not writing, she's spending time with her family, reading, or trying to figure out a way to get chocolate into every dish she serves.

Luck…not writing related

Hey! Before I start, I want to give a lucky shout-out to Maureen Coughlan!! Whoot! She’s the winner of Lynn Crandall’s gift card. Thanks for being with us, Maureen.

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I’ve grown up hearing phrases like “the luck of the Irish.” I’m slightly less than 75% Irish myself with 3 of my 4 grandparents being of Irish descent. So I heard all the stories, sang all the songs, and knew, growing up, that I was lucky.

And then one day a good while back, when speaking to a friend about something good that had happened to me, I told her how lucky I was…and she corrected me. Told me I was blessed. No, seriously, I think my mouth fell open. I thought that was pretty ballsy of her…to actually correct me. I remember leaving that visit with a bad taste in my mouth.

But also, having something to think about to.

When we say we’re lucky, are we discounting a higher being and any blessings He has bestowed on us? No. I don’t think so. I have said I’m lucky, and I have admitted I’m blessed. I see a fine line between them… like, lucky to get that last cream filled donut and blessed with another child. Maybe I can see some difference there. But mostly, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world. I have five beautiful, [somewhat] respectful children, a husband who is my best friend–and yes, i’m lucky to have him because our start wasn’t exactly traditional. I didn’t know him for years, analyze my choices, pray about being with him for the rest of my life, and then make a decision. No, I got lucky he turned out to be such a good man.

So, to that friend whose view was too narrow to understand what I meant… I hope you have been as lucky as I have in this wonderful, blessed life. 😛 And for what it’s worth, correcting people is rude. 😀

 

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

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