tucked within luck

"Diligence is the mother of good luck." - Benjamin Franklin

Lately I have been thinking about good fortune, hard work, and daring deeds. About taking risks and emerging on the other side, not only unscathed, but also on solid ground. Or sometimes not. I think what I love most about this quote is that, tucked within luck, there is a reminder that we must strive for it.

Packing two suitcases and moving to the Netherlands was a big risk, one in which I have turned out to be fortunate, for the most part. On a much smaller note, I used to be cynical about blog giveaways. No one ever wins do they? At least not me. But recently, I heard about a girl who won over $1000 worth of goods from giveaways and I thought it was time I try my hand. And, I won one! It's silly, but the small stroke of luck that came - once I actually made an effort - made my day. Big or small, what have you had luck with?

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