Thursday, March 9, 2017

Girl Chat: Luck

I am really wanting to get back into blogging more and connecting with other ladies again!  I was just chatting with my friend Nikki and we were saying how tricky it is to keep up with everything (life) and blogging always seems to be the first thing to go.

I saw this link up on Danielle's site and love the idea of "Girl Chat."  Today's topic is a time when you were lucky.  I definitely am on the fence of whether things are "luck" or simply acts from above.  I also wonder if we can truly manifest or create our luck in some situations.  

Either way, whatever you want to label it, you've got to check out some of the amazing stories being shared on this link up!! 

I feel incredibly blessed in many areas of my life and I guess you could even say that I am lucky.  However, I have had a few times in my life where I think luck does play a role.

I can't think of one single elaborate story of luck, so I'll share a few snippets.

That time we were in Las Vegas back in 2009 and I insisted on playing the slots at NY NY and I won $225 on that silly triple diamond game.

I've won a few giveaway items throughout my blogging, and from some of those winnings I gained a new friend.  Hi Rachel! 

I'm lucky that I stumbled into this blogging world back when I simply stayed home as a housewife, and found passion through sharing my words, thoughts and hearts here on the keyboard.  

I'm beyond lucky that I developed many close friendships because of this little blog; women who make my life better.  Women that even though I've never seen them face to face, all I need to see is a text on my phone or hear their sweet voices.  

I'm feel very lucky that we did not lose power last night.  We just had a crazy windstorm yesterday that left thousands of people in the dark, schools closed (Brooke is home today!) and we have stayed safe and with plenty of power.  I'm not sure if it's because we lost power last week and had new poles?? Either way, I'll take it.

I'm lucky to have the ability to stay home and raise our babies.  

I feel lucky that both of my children are healthy and well.  Sure they get colds and sniffles, but I'm talking about the heavy stuff. My heart aches so much for anyone who has a truly sick child.  That has got to be number one on my gratitude list each day. I thank God for healthy children.

I'm lucky that my husband (boyfriend at the time) showed me that it was ok and good for me to read and listen to "self help."  I don't know where I'd be if he hadn't shared that gift with me.

We were lucky that when in Europe for our honeymoon, the France airstrike happened in the afternoon as opposed to the morning when we flew from Paris to Rome.

I felt lucky in the last few weeks as random checks in my name started appearing.  I believe I manifested them, and I would love more to appear.  I believe that what you put out into the universe does come back to you.

I am lucky to have supportive friends and family on my down days and am grateful for them to help lift me up.  

I certainly feel lucky to have met my friend Shelby who shared the stella & dot opportunity with me! I love being a part of something and it may have taken a few tries to get to where I am today, but I am so so happy to be a stylist! Can it be July yet?!

I definitely feel mostly blessed more than lucky, but at times a little luck doesn't seem to hurt! I'm grateful for so many opportunities to find the silver linings in situations and to try and keep that positive outlook in every aspect of life. 

Do you believe in luck?


  1. Thank you so much for linking up with is! Blogging can be so hard to stay on top of but so rewarding and fun connecting with others when we do. There is so much to be thankful for and I too am not so sure I believe in luck, but His plan and blessings always seem to work out. Beautifully Candid

  2. I am with you - not sure if it is luck or what exactly...really fun to look at it a few different ways! Sometimes you take things for granted, but I love how you chose little things too like having power in the windstorm - I often take having power for granted so it's nice to remember those things, too! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I love that you listed many times that you have felt lucky in your life. From winning at NY NY to connecting in this blogging community. I am glad you are getting back into blogging and I can't wait to read more. Thanks for linking up!

  4. So many things to be thankful for! And I'm with you, I'm not sure if I really believe in luck. I do believe that everything happens for a reason though. And I'm so jealous that you won that much money in Vegas! Hubs and I have been to Vegas 8 times and never did we ever win that much. Thank you for linking up with us today.

  5. I love how you shared several things you're lucky for. I don't know how I feel about luck, if it's real or not, but it's a fun way to look at certain things! I feel so lucky I get to stay home too, it really is the best! And way to go with those winnings in vegas, I've never one more than $100 there!


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