You’re so lucky!

I’ve been told this so many times over the years.

You’re so lucky you have such an amazing relationship with your kids…

…There’s no luck involved there.

I was, thankfully, a stay at home Mum.

I did own a business but I was fortunate to be able to work my business once my babies were sleeping.

I spent a ton of time with my kids and really enjoyed them.

When they were teens we used to take a lot of road trips together and had so much fun.

Now that they are young adults I still go on a holiday with my daughter once a year. She has moved away to go to University but we text everyday and talk on the phone 4 or 5 times a week. I’ve been blessed with being able to fly to see her 3 times in 7 months. My son comes for lunch every weekend and we enjoy thrifting together. He’s planning on moving to another province within the next month or 2 so I will now have another vacation opportunity!

You’re so lucky you get to travel so much…

Yes I am blessed to have been able to travel a lot.

I also saved up money to do so.

I travel cheap. I stay in hostels or got great deals on various websites.

I watched for crazy deals for my flights.

You’re so lucky that you have a great job.

I worked hard to to be in the career I was in. I did 5 years of school online as an apprentice. The course I took was very expensive, I had to travel once a month for training plus I had to log a ton of hours to get my licenses.

You’re so lucky you can work from home.

Luck has no bearing on this or anything I’ve done. I work hard to achieve all the things I have done. When I want something I go after it with a vengeance. Do I get frustrated or want to give up? Yes I do but I never allow that to stop me from reaching my goals.

So the next time you get that jealous moment when you see someone else realize their dreams…

…reflect on what you are doing to make your dreams come true.

I’m not trying to be a jerk in this post…

…I’ve had my fair share of crappy things happen in my life…

…I just want you to think about what negativity and jealousy can do to people.

It takes 21 days to change a habit. Take the next 21 days to be grateful, thankful and to think about all the blessings you have…

…no matter how small you feel they are.

Gayle Impey

P.S. I thought of a lady bug immediately for this post. They are considered very lucky in many cultures. My Mother-in-law always referred to my daughter as her ” little ladybug” as well.

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