Fortuity of Choices

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For your consideration……

I love today. It has barely begun and I am on already excited to live it. The message is again simple and presented with humor. Here it is word for word.  “How do you feel when you are bitter? How do you feel when you are happy?. We rest our case.” Then I was given the title to the following song.


I Feel Lucky

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Well I woke up this morning stumbled out of my rack
I opened up the paper to the page in the back
It only took a minute for my finger to find
My daily dose of destiny, under my sign
My eyes just about popped out of my head
It said “the stars are stacked against you girl, get back in bed”

I feel lucky, I feel lucky, yeah
No Professor Doom gonna stand in my way
Mmmmm, I feel lucky today

Well I strolled down to the corner, gave my numbers to the clerk
The pot’s eleven million so I called in sick to work
I bought a pack of Camels, a burrito and a Barq’s
Crossed against the light, made a beeline for the park
The sky began to thunder, wind began to moan
I heard a voice above me saying, “girl, you better get back home”

But I feel lucky, oh oh oh, I feel lucky, yeah
No tropical depression gonna steal my sun away
Mmmmm, I feel lucky today

Now eleven million later, I was sitting at the bar
I’d bought the house a double, and the waitress a new car
Dwight Yoakam’s in the corner, trying to catch my eye
Lyle Lovett’s right beside me with his hand upon my thigh
The moral of this story, it’s simple but it’s true
Hey the stars might lie, but the numbers never do

I feel lucky, oh oh oh, I feel lucky, yeah
Hey Dwight, hey Lyle, boys, you don’t have to fight
Hot dog, I’m feeling lucky tonight

I feel lucky, brrrrr, I feel lucky, yeah
Think I’ll flip a coin, I’m a winner either way
Mmmmmm, I feel lucky today

Here’s the deal. We all know what is good for us. Who is right. Who is wrong. What is right. What is wrong. All of it is a so what. We are responsible for us. We do and say what we feel is right in our heart at this moment. That is the only thing we have control of. Then we let it go….happy with being who we are. It is a choice. It is the choice that is healthy for us. And like any other choice, it is self-perpetuating.

Choose to let go of bitterness. Choose happiness. Choose peace. That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate. Get quiet, feel your breath. Feel your inner calm.

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors. Take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-It is Friday. Fridays, being the last day of the work week, are naturally HOPEful. It is the perfect day to make the right choice.


What made me smile yesterday…..

-Beautiful sun.

-A perfect relaxing day with Bruce, John and Cathy.

-Alex joined us for dinner.

-Errands, chores ……. all done.

-Shannon’s flight was delayed but they held her connecting flight so she is here. Wahoo.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,





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