The discussion began over coffee about the “bad luck” and “good luck” that different people seemed to be having over the month of November. Friends and loved ones were being diagnosed with different illnesses or were dying suddenly. People were loosing jobs, and as a consequence, loosing their homes or having to make severe changes. The consensus seemed to be that it was all bad luck.
Another topic was how different people seemed to be having a series of fortunate incidents happen to them. They were in the right place at the right time, etc. This was deemed to be good luck. There was not any discussion about how hard some of these folks worked to get education or to master the jobs they had so that when an opportunity showed up, they would be ready.
The discussion made me think of a quote..
“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter.”
― Ansel Adams (famous photographer)
I think that all timing is perfect. We mortals simply cannot see the beauty in the design of the pattern of life.