Are You Fortunate? Am I?

Fortune as a noun means chance or luck, good or bad, but change to the adjective fortunate and suddenly it is related to good. What’s good?

Fortunate
Affluent
Encouraging
Fortuitous
Happy
Healthy
Lucky
Prosperous
Successful
Wealthy
Advantageous
Blessed
Charmed
Victorious

All and none.

What do they mean to you?

Weathy
Does the size of your bank account define your wealth, or is it defined by whether you’ve ever gone hungry? Wealthy, to me, will have a different meaning than to you.

Success
Is it defined by your career, or how many followers you have on your blog? Is it defined by reaching all your goals, or never giving up even when you fail?

Luck
Are you unlucky because you never win raffles, or are you lucky because you are loved?

Fortunate
Is it unfortunate we’ve gotten so much rain, or fortunate the snow has melted? Is it fortunate you have a mop to clean up all the mud being tracked into the house you are fortunate enough to have?

Are you happy, healthy, blessed . . . ?

Perspective. That is the key here.

Where do you set the bar?

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” Matthew 6:21

I. Am. Fortunate.

handicapped dachshund rescue dog
My Handicapped Dachshund, Sadie. She’s 11 now. We rescued her when she was 3. She had spent her life up to that point in cage at a puppy mill. It is listed that she had bore 7 litters of puppies by the time we found her. She had a stroke about a year after we got her, and now she has “crazy legs” She doesn’t care. She loves her life. She is my hero. Photo-Sharlene

via Daily Prompt: Fortune

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