March 9, 2011

What Makes you Feel Lucky

Redbox is currently running an AWESOME promotion called "Lucky to Have Friends Like You." Each fan gets their own web address. You get a FREE rental for every friend who rents through your individual address between now and St. Patrick's Day, March 10th. You have ten days to redeem your free rental. If five friends rent movies then YOU get five rentals free. I am all about "free."

In keeping with the "Lucky to Have Friends Like You" theme, Redbox has asked, "What makes you feel lucky?" I know that as busy wives and moms it's easy to pull out the ole reliable answer of "my family." Although this is definitely true, I believe that I am lucky in so many different ways.

I am lucky to live in one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Even though my family and I are far from wealthy, we have a warm house to live in. We always have food on our table . . .and yes, Ramen Noodles DOES count as food. I have clothes on my back and shoes on my feet. I even have a shiny used minivan in my driveway. Compared the vast majority of the world's population, I am tremendously lucky.

I am educated. I had the opportunity to not only go to high school, but to complete a college degree. This is unheard of for many women throughout the world, some with little more than an elementary education. Sure, I currently spend my days wiping noses and bottoms, but my education has fully equipped me to be a well-rounded wife, mother, and citizen. I am educating the next generation, and my education helped shape me into the intelligent woman I am today. I consider myself even luckier when I realize that I was able to leave college without major student loan debt. Scholarships and hard work helped pay off.

I am lucky to have the Internet to enable me to stay connected with friends and family scattered literally around the world. I can video chat with a friend in Shanghai or share a cup of tea with a friend the next state over. These things were unheard of a few decades ago. I think we're all pretty lucky to be able to enjoy these things.

I am lucky to have good health and access to good healthcare. Now in my third-trimester, I'm thankful for a healthy baby and pregnancy. We are not guaranteed good health, so I definitely don't want to take my health for granted. It makes such a difference in the quality of our lives and in the lives of our families.

Although, to be honest. I don't like to call it "luck." I believe that I am blessed. I don't deserve any of these things, but I am certainly thankful that they are a part of my life!

What makes you feel lucky? What are you thankful for today?


“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and redbox blogging program, for a $25 Walmart gift card from redbox. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” 

1 comment:

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