Luck is kindof a relative thing. (Yes, Mom, if you're reading, I know kindof is not a real word!) What might seem an unlucky negative at first might actually wind up being a very lucky good thing in retrospect. The only example I can think of right now is missing your flight only to find out later that the plane crashed. Okay, that's maybe a little extreme but that's all I can come up with and since I actually should be working right now I'm gonna run with it.
My point here is that it's all too easy to get into the mindset where you think your luck's been crap, you've been dealt a few unlucky breaks, or you're due for some good luck. There's no judgment here, we all do it, right? Just a fact of life. It's often too easy to focus on the crap that's gone wrong instead of the stuff that's gone right.
I've been guilty of that. Yeah, the second half of 2014 has not been blissful, to say the least, but you know what? It could have been worse. I'm reminded of that every time I read the paper, watch the news, or talk to people and find out what kind of crap they're dealing with. So, instead of focusing on the bad luck, I'm gonna try to make some good luck.
We just had Thanksgiving, the holiday where we give thanks for what we have. We are now heading into the season of giving, or the season of credit card debt, however you want to look at it. With that in mind, and as a means of recognizing how truly lucky I am and honoring that, I am donating to a worthy cause every day during the month of December. The donation may not be much, because I'm no Bill Gates (seriously, if I was, I probably wouldn't be writing this blog post, I'd be out playing with my 500 horses on my farm the size of Long Island) but every little bit helps, right?
I'm asking for your help. Not to give money, but to offer a suggestion if you know of a worthy cause, one where the money actually goes those who need it. Doesn't have to be horse related. I mean, there are a lot of well known organizations that I can think of to donate to - RED, Habitat for Humanity, Water.org, and Heifer International come to mind ( I cannot WAIT to say I've given someone a goat!) However, I'd like to support some of the organizations close to the hearts of the folks who have supported me (that'd include you guys, just in case you missed that). So if you know of something, please pass it along in the COMMENT section below. I can't guarantee I'll be donating to every organization that's suggested, but it would be good to know of as many options as possible.
Thanks in advance for your help!