Why I’m So Lucky
And how like attracts like …
I’ve always felt lucky. And I’ve always known that I’m lucky. Not only do I have an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, but I’ve the confidence that matches it too.
And, even when the chips are stacked against me, I still have a knack for finding the most luckiest way out of a sticky situation … and further, ninety nine point nine nine nine nine percent of the time; I prosper from it too (because, eventually, I will find the silver lining in every situation and that’s the stardust that makes up someone so incredibly lucky).
My parents won a major lottery back when I was a teenager. And while my father sat on the stoop of our home (before the lottery was drawn), stroking the ticket while telling us all that it was a winner - as everyone else laughed at him, I saw his aura surrounded in sparkling white and gold and knew that it was time to start dreaming of a new chapter. (Btw, they were given the ticket as a thank you gift … and yes, without any hesitation they split the winnings 50/50).
One of my uncles won a major lotto in the 70s, too. Which meant that he and my aunt could set down roots and start their family on the same street as one of Australia’s most historically wealthy businessmen (sorry, not sorry, for the countless summers we spent as (mischievously bored) children pressing his sidewalk doorbell while walking/running to the beach, too).
And I too once had a nice lottery win in my youth … albeit small in comparison, it was one that (ironically I was one digit away from multiple millions) inevitably helped to change the trajectory of my life (once again).
Why am I writing about this?
Because yesterday I went and checked a lottery ticket that I’d been prompted from the other realm to go and purchase. I rarely play lottery but when I’m prompted, you can bet that I’ll be moseying on down to purchase a stake in it.
Anyway, when I checked the ticket at the newsagent using their self-check scanner, up came ‘WINNER’ on the screen. Then upon pressing the button to show me my winnings, up flashed ‘$3.22’.
‘Ahh’, I thought - ‘I’ll come back to collect it another day’ …
And as I walked out onto the street, I couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear as the same voice that told me to put the lottery on in the first place whispered to me once again, “You missed the ‘M’ … ‘$3.22 Million’.”
I paused for a moment and kept going on my merry way. No less with a distinct pep in my step and an old familiar feeling of just how lucky I always am.
Later that evening my partner and I were out for a walk when I started telling him of my $3.22(M) lottery win. And little by little I found myself telling him how incredibly lucky I am/I’ve been in the past with lottery wins that have gifted me the opportunity to take my life in a totally new direction.
You see, I’ve always felt lucky. And I’ll always be incredibly lucky!
Full disclosure: my uncle and father have worked their entire lives in blue collar jobs and the only handout that I’ve ever received from either is $200. I, too, have worked my entire life (since I was 13!) … and no amount of money could make me retire - because I love what I do! One day I might also write about the bittersweet loss that also came with my parent’s lottery win. Until then, take my word that money isn’t a cure for unhappiness … yes, *sometimes* it makes life easier, but we don’t grow wings and become immune to challenges because of a lottery win or a surplus of “make-believe” currency. Life becomes *easier* and happier when we realise how precious it truly is and that every moment deserves our undivided love and appreciation. So even if you have to fake it to begin with - fake the fuck out of it and love every moment of the journey you’re on no matter the amount of zeros and commas in your bank account. Because you freakin deserve it!
With love, kindness and respect - always!
Superconscious: of, relating to, or possessing the highest consciousness or a margin of consciousness above that within the ordinary range of attention; transcending human consciousness.