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Raindrops are such funny things

The Luck Factor

“Raindrops are such funny things, they haven’t feet or haven’t wings. Yet they sail through the air with the greatest of ease; and dance in the street wherever they please.” -Anonymous.

I love this quote! Don’t we wish our lives were so carefree and fortunate? Richard Wiseman, a psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire and author of The Luck Factor spent a decade researching people’s perceptions of their luck. He found that those who call themselves lucky are more likely to have a fortuitous encounter because they are more open to seeing opportunities that others miss. These advantaged souls also score lower in neuroticism, the tendency to experience negative emotional states like anxiety, anger, guilt and depression. And those that think more positively meets lots of new people and keep in touch with a large group of friends and acquaintances.

We can increase our opportunities for good luck by maintaining a large network of friends and acquaintances. And to limber up our brains, think of different points of view on a single topic. Explore new territory and be more flexible so you can catch the possibilities that come by us every day! We can all sure use some luck! So see serendipty everywhere!

Have a wonderful April.

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C.C. DeGraff, Executive Director