Luck: why deny it?

“You’re so lucky.” These words are like polished gemstones.

They may not seem so when the feats that you’ve fought for are labelled as good fortune. Yet think about it – you’ve managed to hide the sweat, giving the appearance of ease.

Why deny the smile of luck? Sometimes it’s actually true. More often, it’s not. But being thought lucky sits fine with other people in the way that ambition-driven success doesn’t.

Hard work that brings results can set a tough standard. Nobody likes to be judged lazy or lacking in drive.

Folks would rather be around people who enjoy good fortune. It’s uplifting, and is also thought to be infectious. Some of it might rub off . . .  rewards achieved without effort.

So tell me I’m lucky. I’ll agree with you every time.

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