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goobster  ·  1241 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm a _____ (fill in the blank)

"Blessed"

Which is a funny word for a militant atheist to use, I realize, but it does describe my life very accurately.

The most amazing shit happens to me. I get the most incredible opportunities in my life, and they appear - seemingly magically - exactly when I need them.

For years I kept this to myself. But my fiancee began to notice how things just kinda fall into place for me, just when I need it. For example, I have been down to my last penny, with no job, no prospects, every door being slammed in my face, and one week to come up with $1000 for rent. Then, two days before rent is due, someone will pop up out of the woodwork - maybe a job I bid on six months ago, and didn't get - and will be ready to move forward, and have cash in hand.

This happens far too often to be simply coincidence.

It's gotten to the point where, when one of these magical things happens, my fiancee and I will look at each other with that knowing look in our eyes, and smile, and not say a word. "It happened. Again."

You can call it karmic payback for all the stuff I do for other people, you can say "luck favors the prepared", or you can just say people like my blue eyes or whatever, but the fact is that my life is a series of magical blessings that I do not ascribe to a higher power, I never "expect" them, but they happen. And they happen often enough that people notice.

So me? The opinionated atheist? I am blessed.