Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How Lucky Are You?

Luck of the draw.
Luck of the Irish.
If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.

There are a multitude of quotes related to luck and even more beliefs on how to make it. From the four-leaf clover to the rabbits foot, people have all sorts of ideas about what makes them lucky, or not.

Personally, I tend to agree with the thoughts of Tennessee Williams who said, “Luck is believing you’re lucky!” I think if most people sat down and thought about all the positives in their lives, they would find that they are luckier than they previously believed.

For example, my life is far from perfect. I don’t have all the “things” I’ve ever wanted. However, I would never say that I’m not lucky. Here are a few reasons why:

I am married to an amazing man. He is strong, handsome, and caring. He is kind, thoughtful, and forgiving. Best of all, he loves me! Even when I’m being stubborn, ornery and difficult, he loves me. Some women worry that their husband will cheat. I do not. My husband loves me with all that he is. He tells me every day how beautiful he thinks I am. Every time I look into his beautiful blue eyes, I can see how much he cares. For that reason, I am lucky!

I have two beautiful, healthy, perfect little girls. When I say perfect, I don’t mean PERFECT. My kiddos make mistakes. They occasionally forget their manners. They don’t always listen like they should. However, so do I. My girls are kind-hearted. They are polite. They share. They make me smile. They make me laugh. They make me proud to be their mother on a daily basis. For that reason, I am lucky!

I live a comfortable life. My husband works very hard (and budgets well) so that I can stay home with our girls. While we have our share of worries, I never have to worry about the necessities. We have everything we need, and then some. For that reason, I am lucky!

I have AMAZING friends. While I don’t have very many close friends, the ones I have are wonderful. They are honest, hard-working, funny, strong, sincere and dependable. They are kind and forgiving if I make a mistake. They know me with all my faults, and they still like me. If I ever were to need anything, I know that my friends would be there for me. For that reason, I am lucky!

The list could go on and on. I would be remiss if I didn’t at least mention my irreplaceable relationships with my sister and mother, the fact that I still have 3 grandparents that are still alive, and the fact that I live in a place where many are only lucky enough to vacation on occasion.

I am truly lucky! How about you?

*Note – This post was inspired by the redbox Lucky to Have Friends Like You Promotion.

The only thing better than $1 a night movies – free movies! Lucky you, redbox is giving everyone the chance to score free movie credits now through St. Patrick’s Day during the redbox Lucky to Have Friends Like You promotion. Each fan receives a unique web address. Every time someone rents from your address through March 17, you get a free movie credit. Rental credits are valid for ten (10) days after they’ve been deposited into your account. Spread the word, and lucky you could be rolling in free movies this March.

Disclaimer - I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and redbox blogging program, for a $25 Walmart gift card from redbox. For more information on how you can participate, click here.  Information for this post came from redbox and SocialMoms.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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