Although I think it can play a small role on occasion, I do not believe in luck. As a mother and as a teacher, I try to instead stress good work ethic and making wise choices. I’ve had many discussions with my middle school students about the need to make intelligent choices they will not come to regret and to work hard, yet I’m always amazed at how some will try to convince me that it’s all “luck”. I rarely say or write “good luck” instead substituting “best wishes”. Well, when Shayla said, “We were sure lucky on this trip,” I could not disagree.
First, we were upgraded from the small car I reserved to a convertible, then when we switched to our second hotel, we didn’t get a regular room without a balcony as scheduled, we were generously upgraded into a very large two room suite with a balcony large enough for ten! Finally, yesterday at the airport, our flight home was oversold in coach so they needed to upgrade six passengers to first class. When I told her, Shayla looked at me and said, “I’d like first class.” That was about all it took and we all were incredibly grateful for the spacious seating and fine dining! When the flight attended picked up my finished steak dinner she asked, “Turtle cheesecake?” I stared at her and she inquired, “What’s wrong?” I responded, “I just can’t believe my good fortune; that’s my favorite dessert,” and she laughed.
Shayla and I later talked and said perhaps it was luck, or perhaps Christi played a role in giving us these “special treaties” on our amazing vacation. Regardless, we were filled with gratitude and loved the luxurious spoiling that was truly good luck.