Last year, early in 2019, I decided I was going to have a lucky year.
It was a kind of experiment.
I have never believed strongly in the effects of positive thinking. All that standing in front of a mirror and saying constructive things to yourself, can’t necessarily force changes to happen. If things are to happen, I believe you have to find a way to make them so. Or fate, itself, intervenes.
Some months ago, I was chatting to blogger Marlene, about fate and destiny, and she was telling me how her daughter just “decided” one day that henceforth, she would have good luck. Marlene told me how she was most surprised when it unfolded that thinking her way to good luck, did in fact work out, for her daughter.
Now I have to admit that I was sceptical that I could create good luck, by simply convincing myself and believing it could happen. But I was intrigued by Marlene’s testimony.
Luck Through Positive Thinking
I decided to give this concept of deciding one could experience good luck by believing it, a test for a month, to see what happened. Even though I knew it was an experiment, I was determined to believe, for the sake of the experiment, that luck was going to come my way. I was still very sceptical, thinking it was just a fun thing to do, and the chances of it working were indeed, slim, at best. But I would try.
Surprisingly, several spells of good fortune came my way that month. I received a substantial and unexpected refund of money and many different things began working out for the better. There were financial and logistical windfalls that caused me to report back to Marlene that, somewhat incredibly, the experiment did seem to be working, or that I was living a huge coincidence.
Privately, I remained unconvinced that the good fortune would continue in the longer term. Nevertheless, I continued with the experiment, reporting back again to Marlene in our discussions via our blogs. My good luck continued for another two months. 12 months on, it seems that it has turned out to be a very fortunate year, indeed.
Not only did I have a heap of lucky breaks during the construction of my new house build, but there were various other lucky “coincidences,” too. Just one example is when I went to pay for a purchase in a Manchester shop only to discover that I had lost my wallet. For me, that is one of my worst nightmares. There was zero chance of finding it again. I was in a large shopping centre and had absolutely no idea where I had dropped it. Suddenly, it dawned on me and I chided myself, saying under my breath that, of course, I would find it, because after all, it was officially my “lucky year.”
Searching around for it, I retraced my steps into a clothes shop I had stepped into 30 minutes before. I asked the shop assistant if anyone had handed in a wallet. She shook her head – “No, no, sorry,” she said.
I turned to leave but for some reason walked over to the rear of the store and bent down looking under the clothes racks of maxi dresses, which I don’t even particularly like, being of shorter stature. I can’t even remember looking at them as they were an ugly paisley print, something that to me is too busy it resembles pattern vomit and I wouldn’t suit me at all.
There, tucked under the hideously patterned maxi dresses, laying on the carpet, was my wallet. The shop assistant had not even noticed it. It had sat there for over 30 minutes. What are the chances, I thought of everything inside remaining intact?
Yes, I was Lucky.
There were other instances of my lucky year, both minor and major. By October of the year, even my husband, the M.o.t.h., (man of the house), was responding to a potential problem saying, “Don’t worry, It’s okay, it is our lucky year!” I’d convinced the all – time negative Nancy stalwart of sceptics, that you could think yourself into luck!
It may be visualization, pure coincidence, or the lofty belief that someone was watching over me, but it doesn’t really matter. To me, the experiment worked.
So, I wonder what should I decide 2020 to be?
Have you ever had tried something similar?
Happy New Year