Luck has nothing to do with it. I didn't win the lottery. I still look for items on sale in different countries. I haven't worn any makeup for about a month now. Sometimes I swear - - if I have to wear the same old outfit again, I might have to throw a little fit. There are times when I decline a social event, not because I do not want to mingle and meet other travelers or locals. Definitely not because I don't want to dance. I love dancing. It's because...well, I want to keep going. Like I said, I didn't win the lottery. But I did win something else. I won happiness. Everyday. I wake up and know I will never regret the decision to do what (to me seems most natural in human nature)...explore, learn, and laugh. If anything, I feel lucky to be alive.
Some have told me I'm not doing what I should be doing. Again, I laugh at this. And you can too.