Found this in an old notebook. I believe it’s from some Jesuit compilation – and this quote is from Fr. Jojo Magadia, SJ.
So what is luck? What is fortune? What is that which leads to luck or fortune? Fortune happens, luck happens when, in the ups and downs of life, in the tide of the affairs of men, the wiser ones learn to take things at the flood, at the opportune point, at that point when the wind blows best, at the point when opportunity best presents itself.
Luck is not what arbitrarily happens or doesn’t happen to you. Luck is that which takes places when opportunity meets preparedness.
But I feel lucky. I feel like things are slowly falling into place – not that things were messed up before. Perhaps I just feel like I am going in the right direction. It’s a comforting thought though… to believe that it wasn’t mere luck that got me to wherever it is I am. Having a bit more faith in myself and much more faith in my God makes it seem like I deserve to be here. It’s nice. Then again, we all deserve to be in a good place.
Good things are happening.
For starters, we won the championship. 🙂
Then I got my Ninoy band. [Thank you, Mai!]
Family time is fun time. And I have been blessed to have a lot of that lately.
And a lot of me time. Yay for San Jose and the silence that just screams insanely at seven in the evening (because, yes, the town is asleep by then) – giving me much time to discern, to pray and to just be. I’ve got one more week of that coming up. And I am looking forward to it. 🙂
Sana tuloy tuloy siya. Praying for positive results from UP. I want to be an iskolar ng bayan. I really do. But I’ll be patient. I will wait.
I am happy. 🙂 The post-quarter of a century chapter of my life is starting off with an interesting spin.