Who’s Luckier?

199th story

Adam shared his experience;

It was my habit to think about one question always in my life, even when I was a child. Who’s luckier than others?

My answer to this question changed through time.

When I was a kid, I thought the toyshop’s child is the luckiest person in the world.

But a few years later when I woke up to go to school, I changed my mind and thought our neighbor’s four-year-old son is the most fortunate because he didn’t have to wake up every day early in the morning and go to school.

When I became a teenager I thought the luckiest should be, the actors or athletes. Because in that age I believed fame is the key to prosperity.

Years passed and I changed my mind several times about that question. It usually depended on the situation and the pressure I was involved in. When I was in need of money, I felt that people with money are lucky, or when I was sick, healthy people were the most fortunate ones.

But after years of experience, life proved to me that being lucky in each person has a different description.

So many times in life we reach our goals. We make money or are healthy, but still, we don’t feel lucky, because time shows us the definition of being lucky is completely different from what we had in mind.

I wish I knew that true fortune is “peace”. Then all the ups and downs in life or time passing wouldn’t matter. The world is full of people who have everything, but they don’t have peace, so they are never lucky.

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  1. This is the absolute truth Laleh. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Thanks for sharing!!… whether it is luck or good fortune is when I wake up every morning on the green side of the grass and watch the sun rise and know I were given another day to embrace life and all it contains… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May the love that you give
    Always return to you,
    That family and friends are many
    And always remain true,
    May your mind only know peace
    No suffering or strife,
    May your heart only know love and happiness
    On your journey through life.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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  3. seems so does it not. today at my meal i had to listen to a so called preacher. and god almighty he would not stop talking about himself and how awful people and other pastors are. i thought dude shut up ok? i said nothing to him but thank god he s not in my sphere. whew!

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  4. That is very true, Laleh. Another good story with a lesson for each of us.

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  5. Happiness has never been seen before, and everyone would like to be happy. This state depends on our point of view. I am happy when I enjoy the sunset, a gift, little things, and I do not wait for great happiness 🙂

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  6. Such a wise story of thinking we will be happy if and when Laleh! 💕❤️🙌

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  7. Excellent message is simplified and shared. Good share . 👌👏👏👏👍💐

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  8. Awesomely written truths Laleh. Beautiful images too.

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  9. Si, la Pace è la vera fortuna. Per tutta l’umanità.

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  10. To me, it might take an entire life to experience peace, so when it finally happens, one feels they have accomplished everything. Lucky comes and goes during one’s life so it’s not really relevant to this long term equation.

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  11. Inspiring story! Thank you Allen for reminding us that one of life’s greatest gifts is discovering one’s inner peace.

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