Friday, July 11, 2008

So, why "The Lucky Girl"?

I have always thought of myself as the absolute luckiest person in the world. I have the best family, friends, and dog; I have had some great jobs over the years (including the one I have now), and my life has been full of great experiences. I don't mean to say that everything always goes my way, or anything like that, but I keep a pretty good attitude most of the time.

Now, there are times when I can get caught up in singing "It Sucks to be Me" , but it's really only been a couple of times that I can remember. Usually when I feel out of control.....but then that's probably a whole different post.

I am the luckiest aunt of the 14 greatest nieces and nephews in the whole world. They have a huge range in ages, from over 30 to the youngest who is 7. I spend a ton of time with the 7 year old now, and he thinks we are pretty lucky too.

As a matter of fact, recently we were riding our bikes on a Saturday morning. Rain was expected and actually it was sprinkling when we loaded our bikes in the car to take them to the bike trail. But once we got there and got started on our way, the sun came out, there was a nice breeze, there were people on the trail, but it wasn't crowded. As we were riding, my nephew said "We are the luckiest people in the world! I am the luckiest boy and you are the luckiest girl!" And all because it didn't rain.

How great to have that attitude at 7! I hope that he continues to live a life where he feels as lucky every day as he felt that morning.


Marianne said...

I love the story about your nephew! Just goes to show you, attitude really does make a difference!

JR said...

I have been lucky enough to have known the "Lucky Girl" for almost 8 years. She is an incredible Friend. We have shared lots of laughs and a few tears. I am thankful that I have her in my life and consider myself the "Lucky" one!!!