Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lightning Strike


Walked out to get the paper this morning and checked the mail. My Progress Energy bill had come.

On the front of the envelope was the question: Ready for lightning season?

It was a sales pitch for surge protectors and said I could save 50% on installation until May 15. Today is May 17, but that’s another story.

I thought about the “lightning season” and realized that any time can be lightning season in life. We can be struck by issues good or bad, lucky or unlucky, happy or sad.

By the way, the odds of being struck by lightning are 576,000 to 1…pretty high, I’d think.

You can probably raise your chances of being struck by standing in the middle of an open field in a lightning storm and holding a golf club up in the air. If you want to lower your chances, seek shelter.

So, the simple thought is this…if you want to improve your chances of getting struck by things that are good, lucky and happy, do the things that make it more likely that good things come your way…and keep trying. If you want to get hit by the bad, unlucky and sad stuff, keep doing what drags you down.

What are you doing that raises the chances that you’ll be struck by either type of life lightning?

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