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The Prompt – Lucky

The Prompt for this week is a quote and it is:

Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes




We have a saying in our house “The harder I work, the luckier I get”.

It stems from the criticism Hubbie and I received when we started our own business and began to do well.  We often heard phrases like ‘you’re lucky’ or “it’s alright for you but…” and worst of all this criticism came from our nearest and dearest, the very people that should support us.


The thing is, nothing we have achieved ever came from luck it came from determination, hard work and often sheer bloody mindedness. We have never been given any more opportunities than the next person and we certainly weren’t born with silver spoons in our mouths but we had ambition and knew we always wanted that little bit more from life.


From what I have discovered it is a particularly British thing to support the underdog and frown on people who succeed, which is probably why we fit in well here in North America where the ‘good for you’ attitude is abundant.  I, like my fellow Canadians, enjoy watching people do well and succeed.  I love to see my family and friends live a happy life no matter what they choose to do with it.  We are all different after all and what makes us happy is different.  No particular way is better than any other it’s what suits you and makes you happy that is important.


We don’t have the life we do because we were wearing our lucky rocket ship underpants, it’s because it we worked hard for it, we took risks and they paid off.