Luck skips generations, according to my mother-in-law. Her mom was lucky. She always won cakes during church cakewalks and never left a bingo empty-handed. According to her self-reporting, my mother-in-law is not especially lucky, neither is her son, my husband, but she believes that luck has been saving itself for her grandson. With this in mind, she enters his name into firehouse fundraising raffles, and more often than not, he wins.
My mother-in-law might be right. Luck may be attracted to some people and organizations, but I’m not convinced that luck is always random. It seems, in life and business, openness can bring luck. So does consistently trying new things. Generosity and kindness also may attract luck.
My dad likes to tell a story about a college friend of his who wasn’t especially good-looking, smart, or funny but who always had a date for the weekend. When asked about this, his friend said, “I ask a lot, and if I ask enough, someone eventually says yes.”
Perhaps we can make a wee bit of luck!