Skip to main content

Piece #60 - Lucky 11:11

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!







Popular posts from this blog

Lost Piece #1 - The Gospel Truth

"I know my Jesus, I love Him, and I think if he needed me to believe that homosexuality was a sin, He would have mentioned it. He didn’t. When Jesus said that marriage was between a man and a woman, he was responding to a question about divorce, not sexuality.* And even the Gospels... well, even though they are gospel to me, I accept that they are also interpretations of what Jesus said and did and meant -we don’t have a single written word directly from Jesus. He could have left us something - he could have left another list of rights and wrongs when He came to Earth, but he chose not to." Glennon Doyle Melton - Aug 25, 2013
These words were penned by Ms. Glennon Doyle Melton who is an author and Christian blogger. Back in February of 2017 she announced that she was engaged to Abby Wambach a former Women's Soccer Champion. Glennon had been married to her husband (Craig Melton) for over 14 years before she divorced him due to his extramarital affairs.  Glennon had also o…

Broken Piece #1 - 13 Reasons Why

On March 31, 2017; the steaming service known as Netflix released a new mini series called "13 Reasons Why". This has quickly become one the most talked about series throughout the world. The story is based on the book by Jay Asher where the character Clay Jensen who had a high school crush on Hannah who ends up committing suicide. Suddenly two weeks after her death Clay receives a mysterious package on his porch which contains several cassette tapes of Hannah's recordings explaining the 13 reasons why she chose to end her life.
Within the last few days since the show was released it has created a lot of concern in the mental health, education and youth advocacy groups. Groups have demanded that the books be banned from the school libraries including Colorado, which has had seven teenangers ending their own lives: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/colorado-school-district-pulls-suicide-book-thirteen-reasons-why-1.3415692 The show claims they had gotten experts to give the…

Broken Piece #2 - Susan Boyle

For those of you who are not sure who is Susan Boyle, she was the second place winner to the show "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009. She sang the famous song from LesMis√©rables "I Dreamed the Dream". Since the show, Susan had been making guest appearances on a variety of shows and recorded several albums. Susan's first album alone broke several chart-records and was very well received around the world. I believe why she had such incredible appeal was because she was a perfect representative of all the 'regular people' in the world. She didn't come in flashy or striking but, modest and humble. When a person like Susan is thrown into the whirlwind of concerts, parties, media, and money, it's very difficult to stay grounded and not having your own personal world torn apart. Sadly for Susan Boyle, her tiny universe is crumbling. First, she did have a health scare when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes that prompted her to lose weight. Second, …