I am the Luckiest Woman in the World

If you spend more than 20 minutes with me you’ll hear me say that I am the luckiest woman in the world.

I have the best job in the world. I have a life I wouldn’t have been bold enough to dream of, a marriage that delights me, and children that bring me joy in ways I’d never imagined.

I am not a genius, but I’m smart enough to look around me and know that I’ve got all I could ever ask for, and I’m going to enjoy it.

This is not a dress rehearsal. I’m not waiting until the second act to embrace all that is good.

Last night I met a lady who absolutely radiates joy and adventure. She asked me a little bit about blogging, and I told  her how lucky I am, that I have an incredible job.

“You make your luck.” She smiled and laughed a hearty laugh.

“But I’m so lucky.” And she reminded me that I made my luck.

And I realized that I really am the luckiest woman in the world. I am surrounded by talented, bright women who give more than they take. Perhaps that is part of the luck that I made.

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  1. I love this post!It is so true that we make our luck and choose to embrace what we have. Enjoy it and surround yourself with the positive.

  2. mel

    great post, and so true…. you are positive, happy, and generous of spirit – you shine all of that good stuff out into the universe and i think light begets light.

    • iloveGarick

      ::clicks ‘like’ tab::

  3. iloveGarick

    ..yet, you deserve it. Jessica, I admire you for your words and actions, the ability to speak your mind and stand up for justice. Happy Holidays

  4. I’m definitely glad I know you. You radiate all kinds of smart, positive energy and that is rare these days. I enjoy every time we get to chat on virtually any subject, that too is rare.

  5. When I read this, I realize how lucky we are to be making sense of our lives by writing for other thinking people!

  6. I keep trying to remind myself of that lately. Despite struggles and growing pains, things are pretty darn good.


  7. You know what? You’re really freaking great. I don’t know why I kept forgetting to read you regularly (I found you quite a while ago, via “The iFart Post” and “The I Hate Ann Coulter Post,” and yes I do know why; it’s because I have rampant ADD, but never mind that), but you’re going straight to my regular reading list. Thank you, especially, for this. We do indeed make our own luck, and you’re doing fabulously. Bloggers, especially, tend to be whiny, and this is such a breath of fresh air. Well said.

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