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“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

Hello Lucky Beauty,

I hope that this year is treating you wonderfully so far.  I hope that all of your goals are being reached, your health is improving, your relationships are thriving, your finances are flourishing, and your joy is overflowing and filling the lives of all around you.  Just in case this is not your current reality, allow me to shed some light on a distinct possibility.

You may be experiencing your very own “Run of Three”.

What is a “Run of Three”?  I’m so glad you asked.

My personal Run of Three occurs every year between January and April.  It is a rapid fire series of three unfortunate events.  My Run of Three usually includes a mechanical – auto incident, a physical incident, and the “wild card” incident.  I first became aware of this occurrence in 2001.

Here’s how it all went down, within 1 weeks time …

  • I had a weekday off from work and I asked a group of my super responsible friends to play hookie from their jobs so that we could go skiing / snowboarding.  We were on the gondola at Steamboat Springs by 9:00am.  By 10:00am, I was in the emergency room with a broken arm.
  • A few days later while driving to work, with my arm in a cast, I passed through an intersection and a teenager in the turn lane failed to yield to oncoming traffic. He side swiped my car and totaled it in the middle of the intersection.
  • Yet a little later that week, I went to my previously scheduled dentist appointment.  The dentist shared that I needed a root canal and what was left of my tooth would require a crown.  Cha-ching!!

See how this “Run of Three” works?

I only see my Run of Three after it is completed.  I can’t see it while I am in the midst of it.

Here’s what I have learned from these years of personal experience.

I used to be really upset about this occurrence in my life.  Then it dawned on me that I actually live a fairly fortunate life.  My friends call me “lucky”.  I have a strange sense of confidence when I know that I’m going to win something.  It’s a flutter of foreboding in my stomach that tells me my name will be called in a contest, my winning ticket will be pulled from the raffle fishbowl, or my ringing phone is a call that I need to answer.

My rationale?  This Run of Three is my annual payment of misfortune to insure my good luck for the rest of the year.  Call it Rebecca Logic.

Do you have a similar event in your life?   I would LOVE to hear from you if you do!!!

Here’s this years Run of Three.  Sure to secure me a very fortunate year indeed!!