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Feeling Lucky?

sea of lilacs

During my quick gasp back into the blog world last week, I briefly mentioned my struggle with the whole faith vs. luck conundrum. Seems I’ve lost faith but believe in luck.

I mean, keep praying for what? That circumstances will change? That a hole in the knees from excessive kneeling will eventually produce desired results? And if and when something does change, no matter how small, that this was all due to prostrating myself? I should see this as proof of divine intervention?

Should I interpret the overwhelmingly pure and fragrant waft of lilac bushes as a ‘sign’ that things will be better? Or that it was just plain ol’ luck that on a day that I needed to uplifted that I happened to pass by that small forest of lilacs and smiled out of control just because the scent permeated my senses?

I’ve had enough of waiting for miracles that never happen. I’ve taken the belief that nothing is received through an unseen force, but instead, anything received is taken by force. By that I mean anything that I receive is as a result of my getting to it.

BigLittleWolf mentioned in a response comment to my last post:

That said, we can exercise the courage to pull back when we need to, and the courage to put ourselves “out there” as well. One helps us heal; the other increases the statistical probability of being a recipient of a little good luck. Or maybe even, a lot.

I’m more believing that putting myself out there  increases my chance at ‘luck’.

God knows that praying hasn’t helped.


  1. 08/09/2011 at 6:52 PM

    I think that’s a great approach and sage advice from BLW. Absolutely. Take the world by storm, my friend.

  2. 08/12/2011 at 1:31 AM

    BLW is really wise quite honestly 🙂 –

  3. 08/12/2011 at 10:07 AM

    Thank you both for not only commenting but for perusing over to my small patch of blog – I appreciate it.

    And, yes, the advice is really quite sage. Wasn’t Edison the one who said something like “The more I try, the luckier I am?” Makes sense to me.

    After my latest post, I think I got it all out of me. Feeling a bit sheepish now.

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