What's the luckiest thing that ever happened to you?

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What's the luckiest thing that ever happened to you?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), January 25, 2000


How about "Al AND Sal"??? Will that work?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), January 26, 2000.

I would have to say that the luckiest thing that ever happened to me was winning a $5,000 lottery a couple months ago. I am sure there are some other things that happened to me over the course of my life, but that is the most recent and what is standing out the most.

Meghan New Beginnings http://www.geocities.com/~mekkers

-- Meg (meghlcl@aol.com), January 26, 2000.

easy to answer quickly without having to ponder. meeting and marrying my wonderful wife of 57 years.

-- doug (ionoi@webtv.net), January 26, 2000.

It was a very lucky thing read your journal... have been praying for a new computer...sorry,Al, fork over the computer and tell your friend that GOD said"sal" not "al"!!!

-- sally kohut (kohut@sssnet.com), January 26, 2000.

Way to go Doug!!! 57 years.

I've been so lucky it's embarrasing. At the top of the list are: marrying my wife 14 years ago and having the parents I have.

-- Chris Hawkins (peace@clover.net), January 26, 2000.

thanks, chris hawkins, but do understand that it is due to the love and patience shown by my wife that it has lasted that long. i had the title of "crusty curmudgeon at age 19. i met her when i was 22 and over the years she has mellowed me greatly.

-- doug (ionoi@webtv.net), January 26, 2000.

I don't really believe in luck good or bad. I think that sometimes in the midst of bad times God gives us little rewards to remind us of his presence and to renew our faith in the goodness and kindness that exist in our fellow man.

-- Lisa Bresten (LBresten@AOL.com), January 27, 2000.

Heh. When I was a kid, I used to close the door to my room and turn on my stereo to an obscenely loud volume and stage "concerts" in front of the mirror, complete with gestures to the crowd, air-guitar solos, etc. (it was usually to really really obnoxious heavy metal music).

One day, being alone in the house, I was in the middle of a "concert". I had accidently left the front door open. Two of my friends came over, tried the doorbell (couldn't hear it, music too loud), so they let themselves in.

As they walked in to my room, I had just walked over to the stereo to change the cd. So all they saw was a normal, calm teenager in front of the stereo...instead of the head banging, air-guitar playing goof that was there 5 seconds earlier.

I call that lucky.


-- Bob Beltran (bobbeltran@hotmail.com), January 27, 2000.

I was driving my mom's caddy in a light drizzle down a road through a golf course; the sides of the road had these huge oak trees every 50' or so, with rocks lined up between them; the rocks were about 4' tall. I was going a little too fast and spun out, doing a full 360 and sliding sideways into the embankment between the only two trees where, instead of huge, inert, caddy-destroying rocks, there was a dirt embankment, fairly muddy from the drizzle. Not a scratch.

-- Colin (cfmckin@uswest.com), January 31, 2000.

I can't really call it luck....more like a gift from God....but that would be "hitting" my "bottom" on October 12th 1996, and beginning my journey in sobriety after almost 30 years of alcohol abuse.

It has not been easy (no one said it would be!!!), but these have been the best years of my life. I am still in awe of my sobriety, and I am grateful to God, and the incredible people in Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a "we" program of recovery.....it cannot be done on our own. It is done "one day at a time'. It should be kept simple.

I thank God for my sobriety today, for without it I have NOTHING.

Thank you.

-- John Bower (johnbower@webtv.net), January 07, 2002.

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