Hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day!
Not trying to put a damper on this festive Irish holiday but...
I shouldn't say the word hate.
I tell my kids not to, but I hate the word "lucky."
It's ok to wish someone the best or good luck in a game
but really if you think about the word luck it means:
Notice that I highlighted occurring by chance.
That, to me, means with luck it just randomly happened
and no one had anything to do with it.
It doesn't say this in the dictionary,
but I believe sometimes we trick/convince ourselves
into thinking that we are responsible for our luck
(or good happenings.)
But the older I get and the more I grow in my faith,
I KNOW that we have NOTHING,
absolutely nothing, to do with our good happenings.
It's all too detailed for we humans to be responsible for anyway.
We cannot possibly orchestrate such wonderful experiences
and happenings. I am convinced it is only from God.
People often say to me..."You're so lucky...to have twins,
to have 4 healthy children, to do what you love, etc."
Very nice, very kind, but it's not luck
and I did nothing to deserve any of it.
"For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith-and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God."
Well, that pretty much sums it up.
And so I try very hard not to use the words "luck"
or "lucky" because I'd rather use the word blessed or fortunate.
So if you hear me accidentally use these words,
please remind me of this post.
Have a blessed and fortunate day!