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#1 stressnless9

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

Maybe a weird post, but lately i have seen so many negative things it made me stop a think about how much i have, what im thankful for etc. I realised im a very lucky person. I have the stresses most people have aswell though, have had plenty of rough times etc but always came out the otherside better off.

these are some of the reasons i feel 'lucky'

we can save $500 per week
own our car and get free petrol
I get to be a SAHM with a cleaner
i get my haircut and coloured for free
i can get nails & tan done when i like
i have a family member who always asks to have my DS once a week (overnight every now and then if we want too so we can have time together)
we have such a cool house on a huge property with a pool & kids have motor bikes

thats just off the top of my head

do you consider yourself lucky?

what are you thankful for?

#2 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Yeah I do but not because of the things you listed like tans, nails, bikes etc
I am thankful because I live in a good country, I have a great dh and wonderful healthy kids.

#3 galba

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

I am thankful that I'll get to spend one last Christmas with my mum.  wub.gif

That's all.

#4 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

I do consider myself lucky.  I've been through a lot over the years, and I am still here.

I had a serious car accident last year (my car hit a tree head on).  I shouldn't have survived it, but I walked away without a scratch.  I've had a bullet bounce of a pole I was standing next to.  Plus lots of other things.

I've had so many great people come into my life through luck as well.

I'm interested in this topic, as I'm currently reading a book on luck and how to attract luck into your life  original.gif

Edited by ♥~Bodhichitta~♥, 10 December 2012 - 11:39 AM.

#5 bambiigrrl

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

bloody hell women you are super lucky!!! jealous!!!
I do consider myself lucky too though, although not as lucky as you!

I have a wonderful husband who is my best friend and makes me laugh everyday

i have 2 beautiful bright happy and healthy children

I live a 2 minute walk from the beach

My family and I are all healthy

We are not doin as well financially as op is but we are doin ok and looking foward to doin better in the future!

#6 raone

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

My Husband has a good job/wage which means I can stay home as long as I like.

My son is healthy and has been pretty cruisy since he was born touch wood.

My family are supportive and loving.
I have great inlaws.

My first try at growing tomatoes and I have so many flowers yay lol. biggrin.gif

I was basically gifted everything I needed for bub by lovely friends and family.

Cant think of anything else at the moment. Little sleep deprived original.gif

#7 Rosiebird

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

I'm thankful my child is too young for motorbikes.

#8 tres-chic

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

Absolutely, yes.

On a good day I think I have everything I ever needed or wanted. There are bad days of course, and problems and challenges, but we are living the good life here.

Blessed even.

#9 dolcengabbana

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

Lately with our 5th loss I didn't feel lucky.

But I am.
I have a wonderful husband who i feel very much in love with and who I feel is in love with me too.
Wonderful son who is pleasant funny kind and generous
Both have good jobs and income.
Ability to save save save and then spend spend spend on IVF!
I get my hair done regularly, tan when I want, nails when I want to.
Go out for meals as often as we like.
Travel overseas once or twice a year for fun.
Get free fuel (work bonus)
Get a free cleaner 2 x a week (work bonus)
Designed and built an amazing home with amazing views

#10 stressnless9

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

sounded a little materialistic didnt it!!

i havent had my hair done in over 6 months havent had a tan in a long long time my nails in at least 8 months! i can! but i dont because im not a fan of leaving DS so i look like a frumpy old mum atm lol but im grateful i hae that option there when i need the break!

Few other things
so greatful for the relationship i have with my step DS x 2 they are awesome
the town i live in is amazing! so many nice helpful people!
im so so lucky i get to watch our 3 babies play toegther laughing happily i would gie up everything if i could watch that every day though!!!!

#11 TopsyTurvy

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

There is luck and there is luck IYKWIM?

Luck that you create for yourself such as working hard in life to afford all the things that you have listed above.

Then there is the luck where you are gifted, or win, or are born into such things as the above.  The luck of good health and genes etc.

And then there is bad luck, where the opposite of the above might apply.

I think I take a bit from all types of luck.

Good self made luck to be in a similar situation to you financially with the trappings that come with it.

Lucky to have good health etc.

With a little bit of bad luck thrown in at times to keep me on my toes.

#12 lozoodle

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

Yes I feel lucky.

I'm generally content with my life and appreciative of what I have.

#13 Velvetta

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

That I have so many books to read, so much to think about and learn.
That we have organic vegies growing right now, all wet with rain.
I have 3 subjects left to go in my Masters degree.
I love my job
My husband adores me and he's so funny and kind and reliable and good looking.
My children dote on me
We are healthy
I have nice friends.
My mother is still alive and well
That I'm going to see Morrissey next week and Nick Cave next year
That I was at a ball last night and 3 complete strangers told me I was beautiful and had an "aura". (LOL, I'm not and I don't, but it was sweet)
That I don't care nor need fake tans, eyelashes, nails or cleaners.

I would personally hate my children to have motorbikes - noisy, dangerous things.

#14 noi'mnot

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

Yes I'm lucky, but for completely different reasons to you OP.

I'm lucky that I'm living in a part of the world that is safe, has brilliant universal healthcare, great educational opportunities, and many wonderful people in it. Lucky that my family and I are healthy and happy, and that we all love each other. Lucky that I was born when and where I was. Lucky to be able to do so many of the things that I do every day, and take for granted, when so many people in the world can not.

#15 Bubble11

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

Yes.  But I think it depends on how you look at things.  I could look at the bad things or I could look at the good things:  
I have an incurrable illness, I haven't been able to work for 6 years, I'm in pain 24/7/365 and I'm allergic to pain meds so theirs nothing the doctors can do to help me

my sister has mental health problems and disappeared 10 years ago; my mother also had serious MH issues that affected my childhood; my brother nearly died several times and has learning difficulties.

Or I could look at the good things:
My illness won't kill me, and if I'm careful it won't get much worse.  I've learnt to cope with the pain, lots of the time it's like background noise, and when it's really bad well I know I have the strength to get through it;

I'm pregnant and I get to stay home with my baby; my DH earns enough for both of us - we don't have heaps of money, but we get by; I met the love of my life, who doesn't give a damn that I'm sick and can't work and will do anything he can to support and help me;

my brother is slowly learning things and getting better and I have a wonderful supportive dad whose always been there for me and will always help in any way he can.  

I'm getting to achieve the thing I wanted most in life, to have a family and I might not be able to be a traditional mum and I'll need a lot more help and support then normal, but I know I will be a loving mum and my DH will be an amazing dad.  And father and brother will be around to help out and fill in any gaps.  

I'm thankful for my family - my DH and my brother and my father and my baby.  I'm thankful we earn enough to get by and not to struggle.

#16 Lifesgood

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

oh my word yes. Great idea for a thread OP.

Though I do believe that luck only ever plays a part in good fortune.

My wonderful DH and two amazing children and our health are top of my list of 'lucky' things.

Our financial security is up there too.

Being born in this country is definitely a huge piece of pure luck.

#17 stressnless9

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE (bambiigrrl @ 10/12/2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
bloody hell women you are super lucky!!! jealous!!!
I do consider myself lucky too though, although not as lucky as you!

I have a wonderful husband who is my best friend and makes me laugh everyday

i have 2 beautiful bright happy and healthy children

I live a 2 minute walk from the beach

My family and I are all healthy

We are not doin as well financially as op is but we are doin ok and looking foward to doin better in the future!

Im so jealous you live 2 mins from the beach!!! im like 1.5 hours! i would kill for that!!!!!!!

#18 ~polly~

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

Yes I am lucky for lots of reasons but I'll just list 2:
My DH is amazing wub.gif
We own our house - mortgage free original.gif

#19 stressnless9

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

gosh, im greatful for mine,DP & kids health then. Basically never had a problem not even my parents grandparetns brothers or sisters.....i dont even know anyone whos really sick or anything.....soo sooo lucky!!

#20 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

I am very lucky.

I have a wonderful husband who supports me in whatever mad adventure I want to participate in next.  His only criteria is "As long as you don't work yourself to death doing it"

I have a bestie who would move a fair amount of the earth for me, and I for him.

I had a wonderful year at work this year, and got offered a (hopefully) wonderful job for next and beyond.  This will hopefully preserve my mental health in terms of working/not working balance PLUS allow me to take on more of the soul-fulfilling things I want to do without working myself to death!

I was acknowledged for about the first time EVER by a group of people in my choir for the effort I have put in this year to just be helpful.

I have made a beautiful handful of lovely friends, and armfuls of lovely aquaintances.

i am finally getting my act together and learning to play a new instrument, even if it's my voice, rather than the physical instrument I always envisaged.

We bought a house.  We have 3 gorgeous (insane) cats.  If I want to have a baby in the future, DH is cool with it.  If I don't, DH is cool with it.

My health issues, physical and mental, are either fixable or manageable.  Financially, we're in pretty damn good shape atm

2012 has been the best year ever.

#21 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

Yep I am lucky.

Things have a way of falling into my lap when life is just about to hit the crapper.

Ie my car has just died - my uncle wins the lotto and gives me his old car.

I'm in desperate need of a rental and live in Perth. Applications are 30 deep and prices are through the roof. I manage to find an affordable rental a 5 minute drive from work, DD can walk to school and it's two streets from my sisters. Plus they allow dogs. I turn up for the viewing and am the only one there. I get the house.

It's been like this my whole life.

#22 Mrs Lannister

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

I've been having a crappy ime at work lately and I finally said enough is enough and had a few mental health days. I'm lucky that my husband understood and allowed me to de-stress the way I needed too. I'm lucky that I had lots of work mates (both current and ones I hadn't seen for a while) phone/visit/text to see if I was ok. I'm lucky that my time off allowed me to pend some much needed time with my family

#23 Bodacious Prime

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

I don't have even one of the things you have OP but I am still very grateful for what I have, I don't believe in luck.

I have family, faith, food on the table.
I was born in a country where I am free and relatively safe. We've just endured the toughest year of our lives, but I can still count my blessings.

#24 MoonPie

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

Oh my goodness yes. This year especially has been absolutely charmed.

We bought the most awesome house for <$300 000. I still grin when I come home.
DP found a great job and has done really well in it.
I have a great job and have finished my course with a distinction average. Very proud.
We have such a fantastic support network wub.gif
We aren't wealthy but we have everything we need and a bit left over to have fun with.

We just can't seem to get anything wrong this year. It's been incredible.

#25 Magnus

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

Like others, I feel very lucky to be born in this country, especially when I watch documentaries on ABC about third world poverty.

I've just finished postgrad and I think it's a huge privilege to be able to do further study.

I haven't had much work this year, just enough to pay for rent and a bit of food, but DP's been able to secure a decent job and has taken care of bills and bought me clothes, paid for entertainment, etc.

I have a great partner.

I'm getting along quite well with my family too.

And I'm grateful for all the usual things, like being fairly healthy, not being absolutely hideous, being fairly likeable, and having enough intelligence to at least make it through higher education.

I do feel lucky quite often, actually. It's only the money issues that sometimes stop me from feeling totally lucky all the time.

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