Tuesday, March 5, 2013

64/365 Lucky

"Elephants and Family"

I am always amazed at the things I learn about myself when I am considering the daily photo prompts.  Today I realized that I don't ever think about luck or being lucky.  I don't have any tokens or trinkets that I think bring me luck.  I am not particularly superstitious.  I am not a risk taker.  All this made me realize that I was at a loss as to what to photograph today.  It also made me seriously think about luck and what being lucky means.

I finally decided that I don't really believe in luck.  I believe in synchronicity, which may be perceived as luck but really isn't.  And, I believe in being blessed.  The good fortune that I enjoy in my life comes by way of blessings, not luck.  These thoughts are not formed well enough to be coherent right now.  They may appear in a later post.

All that said, I still needed a photo.

These two elephants sit on a shelf above my desk.  Elephants, like rainbows and four leaf clover, are symbols of luck or good fortune.  I believe there is some debate about how lucky they are depending on whether their trunk is up or down.  Elephants are also a symbol of family.  My two elephants happen to be note or picture holders.  With a picture of the girls on one and our family Christmas picture on the other, I am reminded of how blessed I really am.