On the one hand, you may have the ideal that earning or winning a lot of money is proof that you are blessed with good luck. On the other hand, you may have a modest income which pays the bills, allows you to live comfortably and to you, that is good luck. I tend to fall in the latter category and try to see great achievements in small things.
Recently, my Mum-in-law has been extremely unwell. She is convinced that our family is plagued with bad luck despite the fact she is now making huge steps to recovering from an operation she wasn't expected to survive. Her conviction to this belief is compounded by the fact that I am now having a relapse of CIPD . 'It never rains, but it pours' is her current mantra.
And yet I still consider myself and my family very lucky.
Of course I have grumpy days or, as my husband puts it, I'm wearing my twisty knickers. However I think the attitude to have on such occasions is that it could be far worse.
So, before the muscle atrophy kicks in and I have to push my miniatures around with my nose I'd like to show you and tell you about a few things that make me thoroughly chuffed to be a part of this miniature community =0)
Over the last year I have been inundated with kindness from people, who for the most part, I have never met. These are a tiny selection of the items I've received.
A gorgeous Peter Tucker chair sent to me by Mini Modern
The wonderful iconic string shelf and folded clothing sent by the very talented Annina
Add to that a swap parcel from Mandy Vlak and Snowfern...gifts from Mona, Neen, Tony and a panoramic book of Israel from the lovely Neomi (because she knows I'm not keen on flying but like to learn about other countries) and I think you'll admit I've been a very lucky girl. But it doesn't end there...
The extremely gifted Brae helps me a out with a 'how-to' of aging a roof because that's the kinda sweet lady she is. The Shopping Sherpa unearths an article for me because damn, if she isn't the oracle on all things. Then last...but not least, the people who take the time out to make a comment on this blog.
It's humbling to think that a lot of cool people give a shit about someone they've never met. I don't think I could ever express how utterly thankful I am in return. If you don't think you have any luck, my advice is to focus on the little things in life.
Have a great weekend