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Howdy, read champs? I hope your day is going well.
Mine was good and though less productive, it was a lovely day nonetheless. I did what I can and expected good things out of them.
Someone in Hive said the secret to being 'lucky' is "just showing up every day" and I agree with him. Of course, this goes without saying that it is not just showing up for the sake of getting noticed. It is doing the "real work" necessary to accomplish something of greater value, and doing them with our utmost best.
If life is a stroke of mere luck, then what else is there to see or do?
To me, life is work, it requires effort. We cannot just summon things to come our way without lifting a finger. Or can we?
So yeah, I guess you know better that things don't work that way.
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye
The above quote has made my mind wander about everywhere else. At my age, I would say that I have yet to reach the point where I can say "I am done" with all the things I want to do with my life. Although I have started very early on and experienced things that my peers are still dreaming of to this day, I also have aspirations unfulfilled.
Sometimes I would sit back and let my mind play the drawings I have had so far, whilst most of them are well and good, there are some colors still missing and those are what we are working for these days.
But what about after we get them?
We would set another, and yet some more. Why can't we be contented already? If we would be, then it means we stop growing. Contentment to me means being happy with what we got but working on doing more and doing better.
Life is a cycle. We make goals and when we achieve them, we make another then another and it continues until we are no more.
Don't you agree?
Writing this reminded me of some people's remarks about me and the farm boy. One even asked to our face what succinctly translates to this:
"Why would you keep working instead of just enjoying life? You have no kids, who will inherit all that you have been working for?"
I couldn't answer her straightforwardly so I just smiled and said no more. I kind of understood her point though, she probably meant good. She may have thought that we are working so hard and are forgetting to have fun but she was quite wrong. Because while we work our arses off, we also play hard and reward ourselves with the good that we desire although not so extravagantly. We find joy and happiness with the little things in life and to me, that is what really matters.
So back to the question, how to be lucky?
To me, it's keeping on with what you do, constantly learning and improving what you know, and having unwavering faith that you deserve what you are working toward and you will eventually get it.
And let me end this with what I have read from @jongolson in Hive, and I quote:
"You get 'lucky' by continuing."
So yes, just keep going with what you have started!