Thursday, September 04, 2008

Dumb Luck?

You can see on the left hand side of my blog that I'm currently reading this book called, The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life. I love it. I'm about halfway through, and last night I read the chapter on Mindfulness. I need some help in this area because I always tend to worry about the past or the future, without focusing on the present. So that's something that I'll work on.

But one part was talking about how lucky people really aren't lucky. They are just more mindful. They notice things around them. They are aware of the good and therefore stumble upon what folks would consider lucky. Sure, makes sense. But for a self-proclaimed mindfully-challenged individual, I've had a lot of luck lately!

I noticed it this morning when I received an email from Rachel over at Red Prairie Press saying that I had won the scarf contest on her blog! Yay! My fingers were crossed for that Pink with Poppies scarf that she had.

Amazing! I was so happy to find out that I won! Then I thought about it and realized that it was the THIRD blog contest that I had won in a matter of a week and a half. Earlier last week I received an email from Justina of perch saying that I won the TastySuite wall decal contest on HER blog! I narrowed it down to two and asked her to choose her favorite, so it would be a surprise.

And then also last week, Niki from Niki's DesignO'Blog let me know that I won her business card giveaway! She said they would contact me and I haven't heard from them yet, so we'll see what happens. But isn't that kind of crazy?? It's not like I'm the only person entering these contest. I'm feeling pretty lucky! Maybe it's good karma. Maybe it's the creative vizualization. I mean, I totally visualized myself wearing that pink scarf, handing out Operation NICE business cards, and applying my wall decals. Maybe it works.

Whatever it is, perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket.


marzi said...

wow! maybe you should enter mine as well! :)

Mary said...

Those wall decals are pretty sweet!

I wanna win things! There are tons of blog contests's a really cool idea...As soon as it's calendar season again, I'm going to put my new one out for grabs, but I just have to have time to work on it! :P

J Jordan said...

congratulations on your winning streak!

lessthanrob said...

sounds like it's my kind of book!! read on most excellent one!!
stay posi,

Anonymous said...

Hey Missy,

Speaking of winning blog contests...a-hem.

; - )

~ Kimburg