I like to think that luck is a figment of my imagination, that luck is just a false hope that if we do a certain thing or act a particular way that our effort would be rewarded, but with my Asperger's, that idea can fly a lot of different ways! I'm sure this thought is for a lot of people, but I first heard this from my oldest daughter; she told me it was always good luck if you make a wish when the time hits 11:11. I have to admit that I've tried it a few times, but I've never seen any real results from my wish...let alone my own birthday wish! I remember when I was younger that I actually had a green rabbit's foot. (It never worked.) I do have to admit that I have an OCD moment in time that I will stop whatever I'm doing to make sure I SEE this particular time: 12:34. You can probably already guess to why I make a serious effort because this is an orderly, sequential time. Since I like proper organization, it makes sense that 12:34 would be a time I really try to catch. I think in some ways I see it as good luck, but not all the time because it has never worked for me either. I just want to see it, pretty much every single moment I have. I'm not sure how else to explain the odd behavior. It just makes me feel better, like I’m complete or everything is in order.
If you've read any of my previous posts, I had spoken on how I use to play sports, in particular, baseball. If there is any sport that I know of that is really superstitious, it is baseball. We would do some of the craziest things for good luck. How we wear our hats inside out, where we sit on the bench, whose bat we use; it just can get rather squirrelly. I didn't see a lot of it in soccer. I'm not sure about the other sports. I believe they have their own odd superstitions.
I guess the one thing I hate about good luck is that I rarely get to experience it. I've never won a contest or the lottery or any other special drawing. It seems like my life has been a series of bad breaks. I would like to think that somewhere, I would finally get my just dues or something because I never felt like I was a bad person. I mean, we always read stories where the good people get rewarded for the good things they do; or at least that's how I felt when I was younger. Today, I think the best thing I can say is that I've put my hope in the Lord. That's why I said earlier that luck is just a false hope; you can't really rely on chance, because it will always let you down. I think that's the main reason why I don't lean on luck. I know Jesus is always there for me and that's something I'm guaranteed on. And...if I happen to win something through chance, I would still give all the glory to God because to me, He let that moment happen. Good Luck and God Bless!
Song of Inspiration [Check it out on iTunes or Android!]:
Song: “Must Have Done Something Right”
Artist: Relient K
Album: Five Score And Seven Years Ago
Here's the video to the Relient K song. Enjoy!