Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday – I’m Lucky

My luck of dying from parts falling off an airplane is 1 in 10,000,000. My luck of having my identity stolen is 200-1. My luck of a meteor landing on my house is 182,138,880,000,000 to 1. So far luck would have none of me in these situations. I’m lucky.

However . . .

The other day I sat in the parking lot of the grocery store and talked to Ty on the phone for 67 minutes. He called to ask me my opinion on a few things and that can make for a lengthy conversation. It never occurred to me once in that hour that my lights were on, until I tried to start the car to go home and the battery was dead. As luck would have it, the parking spot across from me opened up just a few minutes later.

As double luck would have it, my friend Viki walked out of the grocery store and had jumper cables in her truck.

Last week we had our Relief Society Super Saturday. Beings as I’m a grandma I need finger puppets – animals and nativity ones.

Lindsay, Remina, Melode, Sidney, Heather

As luck would have it, I got to visit with these women while I made them (for me, crafting in Relief Society is all about the visiting. Busy fingers make for wagging tongues [and that is meant in a most complimentary way], and a lot of life can be learned with a glue gun in your hand at a R.S. craft table). As double luck would have it, Heather wasn’t doing anything and helped me glue my puppets together.

As luck would have it, I got an e-mail from my World War II friend George this morning. He closed the letter with, “Hope things are well with you and yours these days - these are tough days for our country - but we will never lose hope, never cease to serve when needed. God Bless, George”   It felt good to know that there are two of us worrying about the tough days ahead, and to be reminded to serve, and have it capped it off with  “God bless.”

Ty and Michelle called to say what Baby Payne is.  As luck would have it, I guessed wrong.  But can you make a wrong guess when it doesn't matter to you what the baby's gender is?  Not really.  I'm so lucky to have a family to love.

Luck - Blessed. Tomato - Tomata.

Where’s your luck this week?


Amie said...

Great perspective. And I love your banner picture.

Cassidy said...

Definitely lucky!
Congrats to Ty and Michelle. I tried commenting on their blog, but my account won't let me leave comments sometimes. weird. Oh well. How exciting!

Deidra said...

I got a check from the hospital earlier this week. It's a pittance compared to what we've paid them, but I'll take any reversal of cash flow when it comes to our hospital bills!

michelle said...

Woohoo, a granddaughter on the way!

I like your perspective, too. I might be tempted to see the bad luck more than the good...

My good luck this week is that yesterday, I got Eva off to school with no crying! (Not so for Monday and today.)

Heather Williams said...

Congratulations to Ty and Michelle...such a blessing to have these sweet little beings come to us to help us and to make life all the best. Also, thank you for letting me put together your cute little finger puppets...I would do a hundred more if i could sit and chat with you...you are just wonderful!

can't wait to make those apple crescents...almost more excited to eat those on Thanksgiving then turkey:)

Cali said...

Oh. I loved this post. Can't say it any better than that.

melanie said...

I feel so lucky to not be pregnant and or delivering today (my actual due date). Shaving off 6 days of that misery is lucky indeed!