Why is it that when somebody says “oh, well aren’t you lucky?” or “isn’t that nice?” it sounds like the total opposite?
So often before we speak, we forget to think. And while our words might not mean to offend, if they do, then they are offensive.
(This however doesn’t mean that I’m not guilty of doing this. Because I know my faults and my words can be one of them).
Sometimes, I think the words are spoken out of jealousy. “Oh, well aren’t you lucky you got to do to xyz…” or “Isn’t that nice you get to stay at home…” And sometimes people don’t realize that they are limiting themselves by harboring that jealousy.
Instead, I try to be aware of my own “lucky.” But, I prefer to say “blessed.” Because these people that are in my life? Lucky isn’t even a strong enough word for them being in it.
I know that I often don’t speak of church or God or blessings in this space, but I am fully aware that my luck is really blessings. And, I pray each night giving thanks for all of the blessings that I’ve received. And, I try to give thanks for the things that are “unlucky” too, because I like to think that there is a reason that I will one day understand.
I won’t push my luck. I want to remember and acknowledge the blessings that have been bestowed upon me and I’ll feel lucky always.
When speaking of others about their luck, I will try to remember to choose my words wisely and instead used “blessed” because I just don’t think it could be interpreted as anything else.
And the luck goes on because this month I am joining several of my other sisters in motherhood and celebrating the lucky by hosting this month’s Happy Mama link-up. Please, tell us how you are a “lucky” mama and link up and share with us. Team #HappyMamas. Head over to Elaine’s place all this month and link up your LUCKY.