This was my status, 11 hours ago at the beginning of the day… amazingly nobody asked why?
“Janet Ann Morden
11 hours ago
is trying very hard to suppress laughter, but try as she might, she’s a barrel of giggles… every time she thinks about it. Oh boy! 😀
Dave *** likes this.”
Dave liked it – so that’s good 😀
Why am I posting it again? Well, see, a funny thing happened to me on the way to the forum… maybe not the forum, heh. When I was on Facebook would be more the case.
Or not. Let’s get back to the root of the story.
A few years ago, I worked for a Keynote Motivational Speaker as a PA – a Virtual PA. I really enjoyed those years. Robin has a very keen sense of humour and a way of making everyone feel positive about themselves. He’d delivered speeches to Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, IBM, Ford General Motors, Coca Cola). I was privileged enough to be able to transcribe at least two of his books. Best work ever – you wake up and start your day with a smile, and carry that smile throughout. No matter what I was tackling in my personal life, it didn’t matter, my work made me feel good.
Cutting to the chase here. This is the funny bit, to me. Robin would often say in his writing – “You have to be in it to win it.” His example could be how people would forever be down on their luck about never winning the lottery, but they never bought a ticket.
He’s dead right you know. You really do have to join in, put your faith in what you are doing, give it 100% commitment. If you don’t, why should anyone else believe in you? You know what it is you want out of life, you can see the steps you need to take but you hesitate and then… the moment is lost.
Okay, here’s the funny bit. Yeah, I kept you waiting long enough, right?
The other day my friend Bruce said, “Someone buy me a Powerball ticket!” I kinda thought this funny because, well, he’s an American – and er, surely … anyhow, sometimes I think Bruce is a teaser… and I said, “Be careful what you wish for…” And then, “What numbers would you chose?” … he did say, and then I started looking online – for a giggle. I’ve never, ever bought a lottery ticket in my life for me. I have no illusions about the probability of winning… but, a part of me, wanted to join in. In my head, I was smiling because, what could be nicer than to win something for a friend? And what are the chances of that? Yes, little things like this make me smile. A lot. He’s a great guy and always supporting others – about time he got a bit of luck come back at him. Or not. Did it matter? No, it was the thought that counts.
The other thing you would know about me, ‘if’ you know me is that I have the worse luck ever! It’s so bad it makes me laugh!
Sooo, yeah, Google found an online site, I checked Scamadviser first and then, I placed his numbers. Then thought about what numbers I would chose – a one off spurious moment, and yeah, I took the plunge. I then closed down my computer (late on Monday, I think) and thought no more about it until I received my mail this morning. Didn’t even bother to check the numbers!
I’d be happy to share this with Bruce but, heck… now, and again, I try not to giggle – my winnings? £3! 😀
BUT the moral of the story really is, “You have to be in it, to win it!”
I am not saying everyone should go out and buy a lottery ticket. What I am saying is… dare to live! Have a little fun, and chase your moments, but more importantly be positive in your approach to all things – it doesn’t matter whether you win or not, it really is about taking part.
Oh, the Caviar was Fisherman’s Pie and the Champagne was Irn-Bru! Magic.
Bruce! When I finally get to meet you… The coffee’s on ME!