Irony?

The news this morning mentioned a man in the USA who a) won the lottery and then b) died within 28 days due to a health issue.

Let’s hope he had a great life, let’s hope winning the lottery was just a high five in the grand scale of his life.  Perhaps his family will enjoy what he could not now they have his winnings.

I remember when I won the lottery “you’re the winner” the lady said, and I had never felt such a jolt, such an OMG moment and then she handed me the $23.75 (my winnings).  I then realised that I was A winner and not The winner.  I have no recollection of how I spent the winnings, dog food or a bottle of wine perhaps?  However, I do remember (vaguely) that moment when I had gone from no expectation of winning to, “could this really be happening?” And no it was not happening from a big scale perspective, it was just still a win.

Ok we cannot control what happens, we can only control how we feel about it.  That moment that day was a real ha ha for me – I’m sure it happened before the Alanis song (below), however that song really summed it up – and yes I remember the comments re the meaning of Irony and how this may well miss the mark – however it pretty much summed it up for me that day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc

Alanis Morissette

 

Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” (in my humble opinion one of the best books ever, tough and gut wrenching, but just incredible), I digress, and it shows how we feel about something is the only thing we can control, I need to remember that.

http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/frankl/frankl.html

Viktor Frankl

2018-01-31T22:20:25+00:00 January 31st, 2018|