Is luck real or imagined? Are lucky people harder workers than the rest of us or do they reap the benefits of “right place, right time?”
Can you improve your luck? Can you do something to make yourself unlucky?
I’m not sure.
I believe in the power of positive thinking. If you think you can do it, I believe you will be more motivated to tackle your goals and achieve them.
I started thinking along these lines when I got a package from a friend in the mail about a week ago. My friend had gone to a bar in Scotland for a glass of wine after work. While there, she was approached by a man who put a yarn angel on her table with a card explaining that he sold them to supplement his income.
She took one look at the angel and decided I had to have it. (I attached the picture below, so you can see him in all his yarn man glory.)
The odd thing is that my friend bought the angel because he reminded her of a character in a book I’d written. It’s the first book in a series about Evanti and Askaran demons, and the Evanti demons are black skinned with carmine colored wings.
True, this little guy is made from white yarn with pink wings and a pink loin cloth (instead of leather), but she thought of my character and how awesome is that?
I gave him a place of honor on my desk and told my friend he would be my luck charm for that series. I really loved the book, Everlong, but I worried about finding the novel a home.
About a week after Harper Jr. arrived, I got an email that made my heart stop. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share that news with you in the next few days.
In closing, I’m not sure which helped more -my little yarn “demon,” the faith of the friend who sent him, or my determination to live up to expectations set for me. One of the three worked.
I’m willing to leave the question unanswered (and my demon on my desktop.)