I’ve had a lucky day. The luckiest that I’ve had in a while.
So lucky that I’ve felt as if I’ve drunk some ‘Felix Felicis’ – lucky potion from the world of Harry Potter. A potion which led him to find out Lord Voldemort’s understanding of Horcruxes and ultimately led to the good witches and wizards winning the epic fight of good against evil.
Sorry if I’ve dropped a major spoiler on you…but it’s been almost two decades since the Potter books were released!
What has my luck been today?
Well, I’m off work today and the weather has been glorious!
I unearthed a remote that Jenson had hidden away and we thought was lost forever more (and the other remote we’ve got has started to be on the blink so it’s great that I’ve found our spare one).
I managed to get to some of my favourite people for a chat on the phone and I’ve found true ease in the day.
It’s just glided beautifully along.
Don’t worry though – this isn’t a post simply about how f-ing perfect my life is in some sort of aggressive rant about #myperfectlife.
It’s about seizing the day.
You see, since it’s an especially lucky day, I thought that I would proactively seek things that I’d love to experience or would do if I knew I had taken a dose of felix felicis.
So I reached out to a woman I’ve seen around Brighton and asked to get involved with some events she runs. They’re really inspiring and I’d love to direct a bit of my energy into helping with them…as well as perhaps finding some more people who are my sort of people in the Brighton area.
And I contacted a woman who runs a podcast I adore to see if I’d be the sort of person she’d like to have on as a guest. It feels like a long shot in some ways but in the spirit of today, I thought ‘why not me?!’
I’m not sure what will come of these two things – perhaps something positive, perhaps something negative, perhaps nothing.
But it’s shown me a glimpse of what life would be like if I lived from a sense of possibility and a belief that good things are coming my way.
I would put myself in front of things I want.
I’d reach out to people who intrigue me.
I’d ask for what I want.
I’d listen to my intuition more – when to say ‘hell yes!’ and when to be comfortable prioritising myself and my need for solitude.
Yes, luck is about things happening in synchronicity around us. But it’s also us adapting and shaping and responding to things around us.
Thinking ‘why not me?’ ‘why not now?’ and seizing opportunities that are around us.
It’s been a wonderfully lucky day…