Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 382 – Fate Or Hard Work?


“Everything happens when it’s supposed to.”

Michelle C. Ustaszeski

Thank you, Spidey, for finding a quote that I can discuss, what with different things floating around in my head… again!

This time, I wanted to talk about fate.

How many of you just leave things to fate?

Or do you think it’s just sheer luck that created an opportunity for you, and not your own efforts?

The reason I have been thinking about this is that I have been getting many lovely comments and congratulations for the fact that I was approached by a publisher.

Unlike many, I was not looking for representation. It would seem that I was just in the right place at the right time.


Or Luck.

And initially, I thought that too, and almost felt like a fraud. I haven’t done anything special to receive these congratulations.

But, then again, I did write a book. And I have run a successful blog for a good few years. Not forgetting releasing a poetry book.

No, I wasn’t looking for a publisher. But, yes, that was a dream once. And even though it happened organically, it doesn’t take way from the hard work that I put in every day, to get to where I stand now.

So, I guess it was fate, It was meant to be.

But it needed me to put in my own leg work before what was fated actually happened.

I always thank whatever force it is who looks after us for blessing me with so much to be grateful for, and for giving me the mind to get to where I am, right now, in all facets of life. This publishing deal has just been the icing on the cake, for me.

So, do you believe in fate or sheer hard work?


Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

#SoCS Aug. 14, 2021 – Luck

Linda’s #SoCS prompt, this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “luck.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

I might be tired, unable to lose weight consistently, stressing over unbought furniture, worrying about the academic year ahead, concerned about what the future holds for my kids, fed up of the mess Hubby Dearest leaves the bathroom in…


Then I realise that I am lucky.

I’m tired but I am busy, with things to do, and people to see, because I have people around me who want to be with me.

I’m unable to lose weight, but that means I have food on the table.

I’m stressing over furniture, but that means I have a roof over my head.

I’m worrying about next year at school, but I have a job.

I worry about the kids futures, but,hey, at least I have my children to worry about.

I get fed up of the mess, but at least I have a loving Hubby whose mess production I wouldn’t live without because I love him, too.

We may not have everything we want, but we should count ourselves as lucky, becayse we have enough.

Lil Man’s big day part one!

He is rather excited. The day has come finally for his first football (soccer) match!
The last one got cancelled as his coach rather selfishly injured his head the day previous to,the match, so hopefully this one will go as planned!
Wish him luck!

But I Smile Anyway...

My interactive peeps!

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