Good luck, bad luck and perspective

I already have so much to be grateful for in the early moments of 2018. Here is the down low on good luck, bad luck, and perspective. Now, you may think, Lisalah, this you call luck? Take a read… you may see me as a klug (wise) or a meshugenah (crazy) momma. I’ll let you be the judge.

Yiddish proverb:

Even for bad luck, one needs luck. Tsum schlimazel muz men oich mazel hoben.

My angels. Mi mlakhim.

Bad Luck: My Mrs., she has been sick for days with cooties that have held her respiratory system hostage — knock you out on your @ss kind of sick

Good Luck: I have been off from work for the holiday, so I was able to allow her to rest and get better while the shana maidelehs (sweet Little and Big) were off for winter break

Bad Luck: My Mrs. has been so sick, she has not been able to help us prepare for our upcoming move (Yes, goodbye Manor! We found our way out — more to come on that)

Good Luck: She was not in the car when we were struck hard by another vehicle while driving, smack-dab in the front passenger side (airbags deployed and all) The irony here? We were headed to a warehouse scratch and dent sale for the washer dryer we need… Oy, this was not the scratch and dent we had in mind. 

Bad Luck: We started the New Year with a bang crash, a car crash (see above) and already, a trip to the hospital/shmospital

Good Luck: Me, my kinder, we all got up and walked out of the car. So did the woman who hit us. I checked, not a scratch on them. I counted their fingers and if it wasn’t 8 degrees outside, I would have counted their toes too. I watched them sleep peacefully last night.

Bad Luck: My body is sprained, head to toe, after quite the jolt. My left foot looks like a lot like my Aunt Frieda’s foot did oh so long ago. It’s a swollen and distended appendage that stays the same circumference from my calf down to my toes… A cankle would be a welcome sight and a sign of improvement

Good Luck: This too will heal, and I am here to tell the story of how one split second can change everything you know as true in this world

Have you found ways that good luck and bad luck are intertwined? Tell me, won’t you?

Until next time, stay safe, stay present, and stay healthy my friends. Hold those loved ones closer, and may we all have a Happy New Year in 2018.

A bei gesunt. As long as you’re healthy.





47 thoughts on “Good luck, bad luck and perspective

  1. Goodness me what an eventful start to the year for you! Thank goodness nobody was hurt. I admire you for reflecting on the good luck too and for counting your blessings. There’s a lesson in this for us all lovely. Here’s to a wonderful and very lucky 2018. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

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  2. Oh No! what a poop start to the year, Sorry to hear your Mrs has been poorly too. I hope she is on the mend now. A move!? Exciting news. We are desperately saving and hoping to upsize this year but we need luck to be on our side. Happy New Year to you and all the family and here’s to always finding that silver lining.


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  3. Oh what a great post, you really show so clearly how our perspective can make things seem good or bad, and how we do have control over how we see the world. I am so sad to hear of your accident, accidents are terribly scary and I am so happy you all walked away and your precious girls were not injured. Hope everyone especially your Mrs is feeling happier and healthier. Take care beautiful xx Thanks also for linking up with #abloggingggodtime

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  4. I am SO SO SO SO SO happy that you are all ok after the accident! It truly is scary how quickly things can change. Now that you’ve gotten your scary quotient out of the way for 2018, may the rest be smooth sailing! #DreamTeam

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  5. Lisa, this is so true. Every bit of bad luck has another side to the coin. It’s a very healthy way of looking at things. I’m glad you walked away from your crash and hope everyone in your family feels better soon. #thesatsesh

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  6. Oh dear! Hope you are okay. Sound like a really bad crash. That’s not a great way to start the New Year. I hope your Mrs get better soon too. I’m excited to hear about your new home. Let’s here it for a new beginning! 🙂 xx

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

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  7. #thesatsesh absolutely, we are built to experience contrast – how do we know good if we have never felt bad? You seem to have many changes occurring, which can also lead to feeling unstable – against enthusing contrast. Happy 2018 and thanks for joining us lovely Lisa x


  8. Oh gosh I’m so glad that you’re all ok!!! That must have been so scary! We’re not off to a great start, Ben’s been super ill, he now is better but his Nan is really ill requiring a hospital visit so i’ve not been able to work (down one weeks pay also) as she is the only one who doesnt work so can babysit him!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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