This post inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #53: Lottery


Life is a lottery that we’ve already won. But most people have not cashed in their tickets.

Louise L. Hay



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Have I won some kind of life lottery?
Unknowingly playing the right numbers at the right time?

What are the chances I would live as long as I have?
What are the chances I would give birth to two healthy babies?
What are the chances I would be born healthy for that matter?

I am convinced…life is not random.
Everything does happen for a reason…

What about that split second miss at the stoplight
When the accelerating lumber truck nearly T-boned my car
The hitchhiking car ride…locked doors, high speed, narrow road…when I was 17


Was it chance or divine design or perseverance…or a lucky combination…that made it possible to emerge from a dark childhood hell. Finding peace…blinking in the brightness.

I am eternally grateful and thankful I beat the odds…whatever they were.

Whatever the reason.

So far.


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14 thoughts on “Lottery

  1. I love this! I told a fella at the bagel store just yesterday that everything happens for a reason in this life. I was asking about the amount of sodium in their bagels. The guy behind the counter found out for me. Turns out he also has high blood pressure and didn’t know the bagels he was eating have 300+ milligrams of sodium. Bingo! Things happen for a reason!

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  2. Yes, I have had so many close calls over the years. I remember cursing the ATM machine one day at the bank because it was moving so slowly. And lucky it did, because it delayed me just enough to not to be involved in a nasty collision on my way home.

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  3. I agree with you – we’re lucky to live through all the things we do as humans. By chance or not, the feeling of being fortunate that we live as well as we do is a good thing to embrace.

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