lucky rocketship underpants

April Moon, Day 14. aprilmoon_day14When I started thinking about this one, I felt like I couldn’t do it. Somedays, as Calvin said to Hobbes, even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help.

The last few years have been hard. I keep a good face in public but that is about as far as it goes.I know others who have had it harder, or differently difficult. But it is all relative and personal.

And then on thinking on all this, and the stress of house selling, something just sparks.

Em has a great school and has spent the last two years with teachers who know and care about her, want her to be successful and require her to work hard. She has good friends who are great kids. Friends like I wanted her to have.

I have some friends I dearly love. Some friendships have grown stronger, some have passed by the wayside, all have made my life richer.

I’ve learned a lot technically the last year and more importantly learned how fast I really can learn. I don’t tend to think too much of myself (so much early training that way, don’t you know) but I did manage to impress myself.  I’ve also learned more about how *not* to work in the last 6 years than in the previous many.

I can take action to make things better when I need to and I have.

I’m really amazing at getting a house ready for sale.

I feel like those are lucky things. Things I worked for or at, but lucky, good things.  Luck and good people along the way .

I guess I can lament and woe is me. I can feel downtrodden and sad and somedays I do. But I’m rocketunderpantschoosing to look at the good. And I’m hoping my physical  self  will catch up with this and let me feel  that good, not just think about that good.

I look at Em and know I’m lucky. There was never any indication there would be much good to my life, but what’s been built is far far from bad.  Meeting James was lucky, because I’d pretty much thrown in the towel at the point we got together. But one more try…

As Coleman Cox said (not Jefferson ) “I’m a great believer in luck, the harder I work, the more luck I have. “

11 Comments

    • Jyllian M Jyllian M

      It’s hard not to jump way in to the future and start worrying about all that and sometimes I do. But I try and take each day as it shows up. Try to!

    • Jyllian M Jyllian M

      Hi Lily, thank you for coming by. I have all my comments requiring one approval first because of spam issues. You should be able to comment and it will show up right away now. I’ll be back to read your site too!

  1. Love your post on luck for April Moon, particularly the Coleman Cox quote, as it relates to a favorite quote about luck, preparation and opportunity I love, but I ESPECIALLY loved the Calvin and Hobbes reference! Gotta love that hilarious, yet wise, duo!
    Sending well wishes for your upcoming house sale and move =)

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