Luck is a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's control. Luck can be good or bad. (As told by the brainiacs at Wikipedia)
Funny how one word...Luck...can make people do silly things. If a ball player thinks that his special underwear is his "lucky" pair, then he'll wear them to every game without washing. Ewww!! This is what we call Superstition.
Superstition (Latin superstes, "standing over", "set above") is a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge. The word is often used pejoratively to refer to supposedly irrational beliefs of others, and its precise meaning is therefore subjective. It is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings. (Yep...making friends with the Wiki tonight)
Are you superstitious? Do you consider yourself lucky?
Would that be with the good luck or the bad?
Well, the Grandy family went out Kayaking with some friends today. These people have been friends of ours for YEARS. We get together with them quite often. Hubby has been close with the husband of this family for even longer. High school trouble makers, I'm sure.
Well picture this...beautiful day...calm water at the lake...hardly anyone there...awesome scenery (I'll be posting the pics later)...and just a perfect day. We're all Kayaking, and we get to a little sandy area. The kids are skipping stones and having a glorious time. The hubbies decide to take the boys out on an adventure while we wifeys relax in the sun. What a glorious day indeed.
Then...this Grandy opened her eyes and realized there was quite a storm cloud over us. Where did that come from? We better start heading back. Then it happened. It started to rain.
Not just rain people, it started to pour, then HAIL. "Hail the size of pennies," is what the news reported later. We were 3 miles from the boat doc. The Hubby's were outside the perimeter telling us to hurry...as mine shouted "EVERY ONE FOR THEMSELVES".
Did I mention there was thunder and lightening??
Have you ever had pennies thrown at you? It was freezing and it HURT!!
Now Grandy has to tell you that she's slowly trying to get back in physical shape from her surgery, but to row 3 miles, in the hail and rain (with lightening on her a$$) was a bit much for her.
I laughed the first half of the way, then it became less fun as I was so tired I thought I would hurl.
I finally get to land an our friend, T (friend hubby), says that he's sorry that they've jinxed us?? They failed to mention that every time they go on a new adventure with friends, something weird happens with the weather.
Um...Grandy didn't have the heart to tell them...it was she who had jinxed them. Don't they know by now that life is always an adventure with Grandy?? If not, they do now.
I wonder if having this Luck will now make them have more Superstitions. Would you??