03 May, 2009

No bad luck?

Spending the weekend on the beautiful Vashon Island, at a Buddhist family retreat overlooking the Puget Sound, we discussed the intertwining of good luck and bad luck. Sometimes things we think of as bad luck lead us in a direction toward good luck. I had a chance to experience this philosophy on our trip back from the Island.

We were directed to the Southern tip of the Island to catch a ferry that would take us South of Seattle and save us about 45 minutes driving. Good luck!! I was happy to shorten my 3 hour drive home but...When we arrived at the ferry, it had just left and we had to wait 45 minutes for the next one. Bad luck!! (although we had a great time snacking and telling really bad jokes in the car)
We finally got on the ferry and were parked behind a wonderful family including Vi (age 10) and his adorable baby brother. They were enjoying the beautiful day while crossing the Sound. Great luck!! Such a nice moment. Sometimes it just works out that way.

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