“I cannot overstate how much a generous spirit contributes to luck. Look at the luckiest people around you, the ones you envy, the ones who seem to have destiny falling habitually into their laps. What are they doing that singles them out? It isn’t dumb luck if it happens repeatedly. If they’re anything like the fortunate people I know, they’re prepared, they’re always working at their craft, they’re alert, they involve their friends in their work, and they tend to make others feel lucky to be around them.”
- Twyla Tharp
Yes, yes, yes.
We all know someone who fits the above, no? Who lives generously, honestly, intentionally. I spend an awful lot of time thinking on manifestos, and the way I want to live this life, how to be gracious and kind and useful. And these words just make sense.
It resonates because it’s a way to think about being my best self that I hadn’t yet considered. To be as lucky as I can not through dumb force, but through preparation and care; through generosity and purposefulness; and sharing in it with others who make me better by their own self-betterment, their so-called luck.