May the odds be ever in your favour

Odds in your favour“May the odds be ever in your favour.”  How lovely that would be.  As you may have noticed from my recent blog posts, it’s sometimes felt like the odds have most definitely not been in my favour.

And today has definitely been an odd day.  Here’s how it went.

I was still awake at 12.05 am, and as I couldn’t sleep I did that thing you shouldn’t do, but always do – I checked my email.  And to my surprise, there was an email from the National Lottery, telling me I’d won (not millions, but still, winning is winning!).

I got into my car this morning and the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree – apparently I need oil, washer fluid and a brake change urgently.

It was my first day at a new contract, and having had two pretty awful contracts I was a bit nervous about this one.  I needn’t have been.  A team of about twelve women, all of whom seem to be extremely hard-working and efficient, can sometimes come acorss as abrasive but are actually very friendly, helpful and lovely, and a job I think I can really add value in – so an excellent first day.

This afternoon, as I munched on a sweet from the bag being passed around by my boss (see – lovely office!), I broke a tooth.

On my way home (having been told to pack up at 5.30 by my boss – another good sign!) I checked my email on my phone, and saw that the insurance company had paid a claim I was waiting to get settled for vet bills.

When I got home, it was to a freezing iceberg of a house.  I tried turning the thermostat up, but the boiler refused to work.  I tried turning it on and off a few times but the boiler still refused to work.  I tried that proven to fail trick of shouting at it and giving it a good thump or two – the boiler stubbornly still refused to work.  I gave up and admitted defeat.  For about half an hour I gave in to grumpiness and a few tears of sheer frustration.

But then, when I stop to think about it, I see the bigger picture.  It’s all about balance, as the lovely Judith pointed out when I shared my news.  Three lovely things in, three annoying things out.

And as I thought about it, I realised it is about balance, but it’s also about how that balance is shifting, in the right way.  Things are starting to come together.  And yes, the three annoying things are annoying and will cost money to fix.  But once they’re fixed I will have a car, house and mouth in better shape than they are now.  So even the annoying things are really just a kind of cosmic tidying up.  And when I look at it like that I feel like the odds are starting to shift in my favour.

May the odds be in your favour too.


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