What’s Luck Got To Do With It?

heart shaped clover

Heart-Shaped Clover

Some people believe in luck; others believe you make your own.  Personally I like the idea put forth by Carl Jung that ‘luck’ is synchronicity, the idea that “the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, whereas they are unlikely to be causally related.”

In other words, through blogging, I’ve discovered a world of interesting and articulate people who might not otherwise have crossed my path. Synchronicity! I look forward to logging on daily to see what fellow bloggers have to say; unique perspectives from around the globe.

Trying to spot a four-leaf clover on the forest floor, I had a paradigm shift.  Why search for the elusive four-leaf clover, when there are pretty green hearts right under my nose?

In our not-always-pretty world, I’ve found bloggers with grace, poise, humor, advice, skill, and fascinating points of view.  The hearts in the clover. At the risk of sounding pollyannaish, I believe the world is full of good people.  My experience in the world of blogging validates that truth.

‘Lucky’ me!

felton clover

Clover: Forest Floor, Felton, California

25 thoughts on “What’s Luck Got To Do With It?

  1. You’re a genuine optimist my dear and that’s a quality worth it’s weight in gold. I struggle at times, but I do like to believe that most of the people out there are kind, good and caring. You mentioned synchronicity, I might call it Karma. I think what your heart sends out, life brings back to you. I’ve never found a four leaf clover but I found you, that’s pretty lucky. xo


  2. The word doesn’t matter; it’s recognizing the blessings in each day and being grateful. I’ve always been thankful that I know you, Alys.


  3. You are the perfect Pollyanna and we adore you for it. We need more “cup half full” people in the world. Even though I tend to be very Serious by nature, I too, see the world through optimists eyes. Luck is opportunity and experience meeting, aka synchonicity. You are so on target and I enjoy reading your blogs for their optimistic quality. If you are a gardener, you have to be an optimist. Loved this post.


  4. Ah what a lovely post! Optimism is a great quality as is the ability to spot the beauty in everything from nature whether it has 4 leaves or the usual beautiful 3. I’ll always see little hearts now when I look at clover 🙂


  5. What an inspirational post.
    With generations of genes floating around in me that heavily and naturally lean more toward glass-half-empty, I’m going to try so hard from now on to be a member of the “three-hearts optimist club” (wanted to be part of a happy club ever since I read “The Jane Austen Book Club”).
    You are so right about blogging and bloggers alike!


    • Welcome to the club, Dani. I think there’s a part of our primitive mind that keeps us on the alert, but we have the capacity, too, for hope, love, grace and energy. I’m so glad to count you in my community of bloggers.


  6. Hi Alys. Reading the offerings from our fellow bloggers each day is like filling your with day with little rays of sunshine from all over the place, even if it’s a little gloomy at home. I always look on the bright side, there is always a bright side, even if sometimes you have to look for it.
    Cheers Sarah : o )


  7. Interesting post. It reminded me of a picture book I saw on my vacation with my sister Sharon. I was staying in her guest bedroom, and there was this lovely book with pictures of hearts found in nature. It was fascinating. At the end, the author said, ‘now you will find hearts where ever you go.’ I think your heart clover is a good example of this!


    • Thanks, Darlene. I forgot that we both have sisters named Sharon.

      I’ve seen photos of other hearts in nature. I’ll have to see if I can find that book. It’s a nice idea.

      I appreciate your comments.


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