No rains for me please!

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It has been raining so much in Mumbai that I am dreading going anywhere. It really hampers everything and it is getting worse each year. I wanted to rant on it and it went on the lines of how unlucky we are to be subjected to this. That is when I remembered a conversation I had with my mom on luck and how it works

I once asked mom what exactly is luck, to which she answered that its God helping us a little in our task! I wondered that God is unbiased and helps everyone then why is it that only a few feel lucky and rest of us keep cursing our luck. As if mom read my mind, she furthur told me that God helps those who have worked sincerely towards it and deserve it. I found it pretty interesting. So luck is not just a fluke, we need to make luck by our constant efforts! But then there are times when i have worked and slogged for many things and still didnot get those! Does that mean i didnt deserve those? Or was it that my efforts were not enough? When i wondered this aloud, mom told me that there were also times when i got things without puting much efforts in them and that time I didnt ask why I got it, I didnt deserve it! That was the other side I was ignoring. There were actually many times when i got things just like that and i never thanked universe for it! But i still didnt understand the basis on which luck favoured us!
Slowly and gradually i have come to understand it! This little thing called luck works in its own funny ways. I would call it God’s blessing! If we observe our life, we are blessed in every moment, we are lucky every moment! I have realized that i dont thank God for all the times i feel blessed or lucky but the precise moment i feel something going against me i say ‘OH NO, why me’!

Universe and the super power works in its own mysterious ways, so we are not favoured with luck everytime or so we feel! We cannot understand those ways, that is the reason there is a super power beyond our comprehension! It is not for us to understand how His ways work! Ours is the job to work hard, be sincere and thank the universe for all that we have today! We are all God’s children, He will take care of each one of us! We all know this, but still many people go to astrologers and numerologists to make their future better! I dont say its wrong, everyone is curious with regards to future, I too read my zodiac daily! But that is not the way to please the universe or God! We all should first thank Him for what we have today!
If i am able to write this post, am luckier than many who never got a chance to study!
If I get to use technology, am luckier than many who dont even get food daily!
If I have parents, am luckier than many children in orphanage!
If I have a place to call home, am luckier than many who live on streets!
If I wake up in morning, i am luckier than many who died!

I had decided that I will try to stop cursing my luck and show gratitude instead for giving me such a blessed life! However, every now and then I slip and end up with self pity cursing and finding excuses. But today, I chose not to rant but to instead be grateful that I am safe home. I hope everyone else is safe too ❤

Do you believe in luck?

18 thoughts on “No rains for me please!

  1. “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:45‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Rain is a blessing I reckon. It doesn’t seem like it. But it gives life and cleans.

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  2. I do believe in luck, but I don’t think it’s as lucky as we think. I think luck is divinely meant to be, and more of a synchronicity than just getting lucky. Everything truly happens for a reason, and I see luck as the Universe sending me a hug, or a little message. Thank you for this thought provoking and perfectly written post! So well done, my dear friend 🖤🤗

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  3. What am encouraging post to read 👏
    I truly believe that we are lucky to survive this pandemic when there are many who has gone to rest forever!!! Each moment is a blessing and this post says it all! Thank you dear for sharing 🤗🤗❤️❤️

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  4. I am missing Mumbai rains this year sadly. This is an uplifting poem with so many facts figured out dearest. So many positive n inspiring points at the end and that rose is sooo beautiful like you 😍 ❤

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  5. Your mom is quite wise, dear Pooja. Your mom elucidated the exact way I feel about luck. Last week, I had a coworker say something like, “we were lucky.” In my reply, I coached the coworker on the fact that luck is a product of being in action in life; creating and taking our next action….being in movement. As we move with the Universe, the Universe moves with us…I love this post. ❤

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  6. That’s so true.
    Gratitude helps us so much. Sometimes we’re not really ungrateful but just sitting counting our blessings helps clear our mind of all the negativity that drives us crazy. I realized that recently too. We’re so blessed in ways we don’t realize. And even if something goes wrong we’re compensated for it somewhere or in someway we dont or maybe cant see right away.
    I read somewhere that “You will never be able to have patience if you don’t have gratitude.” And really. When you feel like you’re less fortunate you become so frustrated and irritable. Gratitude 🤝 peace.

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  7. That’s a beautiful message, Pooja. God and the universe works in ways that we cannot comprehend. I love your mom’s reasoning. That definitely makes sense. And yes, we have to be grateful even for the little things, the things that we often take for granted. We are truly blessed indeed. Beautifully written, Pooja ❤️

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  8. sure could use some of that rain here in california. yes i believe in luck. i just dont feel it has anything to to do with devine intervention. yes i am grateful for many things.

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  9. Since 2013 I have spent a lot of time with Buddhists, some because of friendship networks and some because of their being Monks. And sure enough ‘being lucky’ is a huge part of the belief or philosophy. I learnt that its better known as ‘making merit’…. while much time is given to the meditations and counselling of the middle way it strikes me that luck is, for me, a part of my hearts beat and shows up in the breath we speak with. It is first and foremost about knowing that in this way we all make our own luck.

    It’s great to re-join you here after a word fast this past week. I had gifted myself 10hrs of talk/word time for the week and still had 1hr on credit at lunch time today. Great Post Pooja.
    thought provoking as per usual, thank you.

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