Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lucky (20)13

A double rainbow - symbol of good luck
A double rainbow - a symbol of good luck
Many people I know believe 2013 will be a lucky year, because it ends in "lucky thirteen."

But I say, let's make our own good luck. So I'm inviting everyone to join me in a commitment to spending thirteen minutes a day doing something you love.

For me, it's writing - and so far, it's added up to at least three-hundred and thirty-eight minutes, or five and two-thirds hours. I say "at least," because I quickly discovered that once I sit down to write, that thirteen minutes turns into twenty, or thirty, or an hour of good, productive work.

Whether you go over your thirteen minutes or not, what could be luckier than the chance to spend some time each day doing what you love? Talk with a friend, listen to music, write a poem, pray, make love, draw a picture, bake cookies. Take a walk, gaze at the stars, throw a ball for your dog. It doesn't matter - just make it something you love.

And let's watch the good luck unfold. If you start today, by the end of the year, you'll have spent over four thousand minutes, or nearly seventy-four hours, rejuvenating your heart and soul.

Now that's what I call good luck!

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Big Mike said...

I hate to break anyone's bubble but several years ago we had a rainbow go to ground 100 yds from my back window. I ran outside, jumped down the steps and when I got to the end of the rainbow, there was no pot of gold. Yeah, broke my heart. All these years, I thought if only... then only came and, real bumper. Oh well....

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Award of Excellence (2012)

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

"If it weren't for bad luck, (Mike), you'd have no luck at all."

We make a lot of our own luck, but being in the right place at the right time "couldn't hurt."

Liz Fountain said...

Are you certain, Big Mike? I mean, did you dig up the yard and all? *grin*
And Julie, any woman who quotes Hee-Haw is worthy of my deep admiration.

Richard Hacker said...

Great idea. I'll bet some of your readers will use their 13 minutes reading your work. Sweet.

Liz Fountain said...

Wouldn't that be terrific, Richard? Thanks!