Lucky Enough

About a year and a half ago we moved to a beautiful mountain valley. We are surrounded by the Wasatch mountain range to the west, including Mount Timpanogos, and the Uintah mountain range to the east.

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Photo courtesy of gohebervalley.com

On the local Facebook page someone wrote: “If you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains, you’re lucky enough.”

It was the first time I’d heard that phrase, and it got me thinking of all the different ways I am lucky enough:

If you’re lucky enough to be able to park your car in a garage in the winter, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have someone to snuggle, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have a washer and dryer in your house, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have a loving spouse, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to know how to read, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have food in a refrigerator, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have time and means to take a hot bath, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to sleep in a bed at night, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have your mom or dad still around, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to be someone’s mother, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have choice in what you do in a day, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to have a friend to call, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to be missed when you are gone, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to believe in Jesus Christ, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to safely take a walk down your street, you’re lucky enough.

If you’re lucky enough to be loved deeply by another human, you’re lucky enough.

I enjoy all of these luxuries mentioned. I’m definitely lucky enough.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day I’d love to keep this list going. Please share your own “If you’re lucky enough…” statement in the comments below. Let’s remind ourselves just how lucky we are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 Comments
    1. Thanks for playing, Kyle. You know this too well. We pray for you and your family every day. I hope with all my heart that getting out of bed will get easier for you.

  1. If you’re lucky enough to a have wide variety of foods to choose from and never known true hunger, you’re lucky enough.

    If you’re lucky enough to have dependable vehicles to take you where you need to go, you’re lucky enough.

    If you’re lucky enough to have felt the enabling power of the Atonement in your life, you’re lucky enough.

    What a fun and thoughtful post for this holiday!

    1. Great additions, DeAnn. Reading Anne Frank really woke me up to your first example. And Fast Sunday does even come close to counting as real hunger.

  2. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy good health, you’re lucky enough.

    If you’re lucky enough to have good health care, you’re lucky enough.

    1. Yes! My brother is suffering with Lyme’s Disease right now and it is terrible. Never take good health for granted. Thanks for participating.

  3. I feel like there’s so many
    If your lucky enough to be healthy your luck enough
    Thanks Tiffany

  4. If you’re lucky enough to have a family of wonderful children, you’re lucky enough!

  5. If you are lucky enough to have children especially when they are naughty you are lucky enough!

  6. Amen to all of the above.

    If you have grandchildren you are lucky enough.

    If you have enough money to pay your bills each month you are lucky enough.

    If you love the person you are married to you are lucky enough.

  7. If you are lucky enough to be alive to love your grandchild, you are lucky enough.

    If you are lucky enough to have a good life, despite 52 years of diabetes, you are more than lucky.

    If you realize how blessed your life has been, you are lucky enough.

  8. If you’re lucky enough to have a sister willing to help you hang a picture frame wall collage, you’re lucky enough:).

    If you’re lucky enough to eat fresh fruits and veggies every day, you’re lucky enough.

    If you’re lucky enough to see the hand of God in your life, everyday, you’re lucky enough.

  9. If you are lucky enough to have Saint Patrick read and comment on your blog, then you’re lucky enough.