I was talking the other day to a friend and I complained to him that I can't wait for this year to be over and the new year to start so I can leave all my bad luck behind. His answer to this was "How does your bad luck know it's a new year? You know bad luck doesn't have a timestamp!"
Gulp. He was right.
Then I tried to justify my earlier statement with "Well I have had more bad luck this year then many other people in 20 years"!
I could hear him smiling... we were on the phone. And I just know he was having one of his smart ass grins on his face. "But there is no such thing as a score card for good or bad luck".
F***. I know he is right. I hate when he is right.
As much as I am hoping and wishing and telling myself that I deserve good luck... it doesn't matter. Good Luck is nothing I deserve, or can hope for... it comes your way. Mostly unexpected.
But I can do something... I can look at all this bad luck and try to make sense out of it and learn something from it.
Of course right now maybe not everything is making sense, but I bet you down the road, in 5,10,20 years I will understand. And I guess that's what faith is... believing that at the end everything will be a OK.
I will be OK.