A to Z Challenge: L is for Luck

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Symbol of  Luck:  4-Leaf Clover

Symbol of Luck:   4-Leaf Clover

"L is for Luck."   It is often said that  "luck  is what you make it""The harder you work the luckier you get".    " Lady Luck is on our side".  Perhaps those assumptions are true at times. The  multi-billion-dollar  gaming industry is built upon the eternal quest for luck. Sometimes luck has nothing to do with it. In a positive light, planning creates a superior outcome. Determination and insistence, resolve to never give up can culminate in the desired result.  Great concepts and ideas,  innovation can shape predictable circumstance. Human genius can modify. Humans can  deviously manipulate outcomes that might be ordinarily left to luck. Electronic bandits in casinos are programmed to favour the house, a fact unknown to many customers.  The odds are weighted against their being successful.  Is  'winning' on a machine that has been programmed to steal from the player  'luck'?  No. Sadly,  It is a predictable outcome. The rich gaming industry thrives on it's manipulated, predictable outcome that has nothing to do with luck. Fortune can and does change upon occasion. At times for the better.  The wind changes direction.  Fortuitous, wonderful things can occur. Being in the right place at the right time. Stumbling across good fortune. Lady Luck is always dancing in the wings in your theatre of life.  Hope. DreamsSuspension of reality.  Wishful thinking.   A huge lottery coming up,  I'll get a ticket. I  may even win when I toss reality to the wind. That's why 'L' is for Luck.   Is that Incoming I hear? Photo Credit:  Valerie Imre  Wikipedia commons +FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

About Raymond Alexander Kukkee

A published author and freelance writing professional, Raymond lives and writes in Northwestern Ontario.
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10 Responses to A to Z Challenge: L is for Luck

  1. Ida Chiavaro says:

    Yes, there is nothing quite like the luck that happens in that exact moment you have been preparing for. Great post, I like the pic too 🙂 #atozchallenge

  2. I actually used to work for a casino. Funny you should bring them up, as I made a trip to the local one yesterday to have some material for my R post …

    Yup, it’s simple mathematics.

  3. Cindy Dwyer says:

    Great post. I do believe in the benefits of luck – being in the right place at the right time. But that being said, I believe determined, hard-working people can make their own luck.

    • Thanks, Cindy, and welcome to IncomingBytes! Yes, being in the right place at the right time, being determined and hard working with the wind blowing the right way–can do wonders at times –and indeed, cause enough momentum to generate our own luck. Isn’t that lucky? “:)

  4. I’ve had some lucky moments. Most often it was hard work at play … and that’s good to know — there are awards to be earned for hard work.
    A good read through and through.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

  5. Hi Silvia, thank you–, and welcome to IncomingBytes.com! Yes, there are good and lucky occasions, and it seems hard work may bring a few more to us! Have a wonderful day!

  6. The way I look at it ‘luck’ is good and we can benefit from it IF we prepare in advance. I say prepare as much as we can! We’ll need it as we’ll be famous one day, my talented writer friend 🙂

    • You’re right, Christyb, we must prepare in advance for becoming famous…haha, my talented poetic friend with love for humanity, a unique perspective on life AND a gigantic hear–a wonderful combination ! Have a great day, Christyb!

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