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Your sunset looks like this!
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A home like this and a beautiful wife to boot!
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We are lucky indeed, Thomas!
 
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I do not use the term "lucky" as to me that lends a sense of …"it just happened by happenstance."

I prefer the term, "Fortunate", and you see that on a lot of my posts, as in, "I was fortunate in that..."

For Katie, I am fortunate that as we talked while dating, she saw the virtues of moving her, and her kids from another state, and giving up what they had there, for a better life here, with me as her husband, and me as the step father to her two daughters. I see that as fortunate, although I fully understand the term lucky, and how it is used. I am just proposing there might be a better word, and hope others see the virtues of using that word instead.

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Travis Johnson wrote:I do not use the term "lucky" as to me that lends a sense of …"it just happened by happenstance."

I prefer the term, "Fortunate", and you see that on a lot of my posts, as in, "I was fortunate in that..."



Lovely distinction.  I admire precision in word choice.
 
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...when I wake up before sunrise each day and am greeted by the splendor of nature.
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I know I am.
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I knew I was lucky, when the building beneath my feet gave way while doing a large hotel demolition, and I somehow landed on my feet and then rolled without getting jabbed by any of the six inch spikes that were protruding from piles of salvaged wood. Banged up but not punctured, I resumed work about an hour later, but could still feel some sore spot 2 weeks later. About a 10 foot drop.

Fortunately, I have had the good sense to not show up at any of my brothers jobs since then. Incidents like that do not happen at my own jobs. They had undermined the area and not marked it in any way, before my arrival. Some of the guys knew that you couldn't walk there and some were oblivious, as I was.
 
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By the very fact that I'm alive and able to function well both physically and mentally testifies that I'm a very lucky person. I'm in my 70s now and don't take life for granted. I'm thankful for each and every day. I've had my share of bumps going through life, and my aging body doesn't work like it used to, but hey....I'm lucky!!
 
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I love my family, and having a family, so I always feel the most fortunate when we can enjoy our property together. Once and awhile one of the kids will say, "Let's go on a family hike", and so off we go, usually having a picnic along the way.

We once got featured on the US Forest Service's advertisement campaign for "Discover the Forest" for our family outings.

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What a lucky bunch of Permies!  

I was lucky enough to enjoy this sunset. Believe it or not, this is the sky to the North rather than the West - was quite striking that particular Summer evening.
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I know I'm a lucky man because of my beautiful family, our wild homestead, and the water that flows through it.
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My wife, kids and I
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Our beautiful Wild Ride Homestead
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Water on our wild homestead
 
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Daron Williams wrote:I know I'm a lucky man because of my beautiful family, our wild homestead, and the water that flows through it.



Beautiful family and farm Daron. I have a lot of respect for you (as well as many other Permies on here too).
 
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I feel lucky to be able to live and work with nature, maybe not as much as I’d like, but far more than many people wish they could.
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Last night, I felt lucky being with my son, who I only see once or twice a year.  This was his idea of a Christmas present.  This morning was a little more fuzzy.

I've learned that this is a sport better left to the young.
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