Have you ever had a lucky coin or good luck charm? Do you remember why you felt it was lucky or special? Rebecca (Becca) Thompson from “Take Charge Now” has a wonderful tale about her son, a tooth fairy and a lucky coin. She thought it would be fun to share her story with you on my blog.
Before I share Becca’s story, let me tell you a bit about her. Rebecca and I met quite a while ago on LinkedIn. She has become a wonderful friend and supporter and she shares my passion for a good bottle of wine.
Rebecca blogs about her journey of trying to take charge of her life, as she works to reclaim and design a new lifestyle for herself and her family. Having spent the past 15 years with a number of illnesses trying to pull her down, she has chosen to document her transformation from “sickness to sensational.”
With a loving husband by her side and a gorgeous toddler to run around after, she is always searching for new ways to enjoy life and works hard to stay healthy. She also likes to ponder life’s little curve balls and has a very active community of readers who love to share their take on any given situation.
The floor is all yours Becca.
My son just recently lost his first baby tooth. Oh, yes, at the tender age of 4 years and 10 months, his first tooth wobbled and fell out.
As tradition has it, we of course invited the Tooth Fairy to take his tooth and in return put a coin in its place.
My Son’s Lucky Coin
We discussed giddily what the coin could be used for. His new coin could be put together with his savings for his next Skylander or used at the canteen to buy a special treat at school.
How he chose to use it and think of it, made me smile and feel so much pride.
He would save it forever. Why? Because it was a “lucky coin.” I thought, what a great way to look at it.
In that moment, he felt so loved, so excited and so lucky, that he felt the coin represented all of this and he would keep it as a reminder.
Can’t we learn a thing or two from our children?
I am reading another positive development book at the moment − I like to be reminded that others struggle but end up on top with the right attitude and outlook.
As I was poring through the pages, JT tells me once again that he is going to draw himself with his lucky coin on the Magna Doodle. It struck me that we should all see how lucky we are. We miss so many chances to see the luck and wonder in any given situation.
Of course, there are things that blind us to them at times, but if we could only see past the pain, illness or stress, we may just see that there may be a positive side.
I can get so caught up in the fact that I’ve taken 3 steps backward in my struggle from sickness to sensational, which achieves nothing. What if I focus on the 2 steps forward that I made just beforehand and celebrate that win?
Imagine if I looked at a good day as a golden opportunity, just like that lucky coin. Wouldn’t life look just a little bit brighter, a little bit special, and a little bit blessed?
Could you do with a moment or two of seeing the world through a child’s eyes? Have you ever had a lucky coin or charm from your childhood? How was it special to you?
Wasn’t that a great lesson from a 4 year old? Thanks for this very special story Becca. 🙂
Life’s journey continues…