In a way, yes I do consider myself lucky. My mom has called it always landing on my feet
I won a trip to Europe in College for getting the most folks to sign up for the foreign lanugage studies program I'd gone to France on - hadn't done a thing but post some posters with the request more info slips(didn't take the trip..long story, gave it to the next person in line), went to nursing school solely with the intent to work in l&d and there was a hiring freeze at the hospital I wanted to work at. Spent a year on a med/surg floor at another hospital I didn't want to be at, met a nurse I became friends with who, as it turns out, her aunt was the head nurse for the l&d unit at the hospital I wanted to be at. I got called late one evening by HR to come in and interview (now really, how many times do they call at 9 at night??) I have no clue if a word was put in for me or not, but I consider that lucky.
I griped, b*tched and moaned, felt sorry for myself for mistakes made, and not finding the man I could spend the rest of my life with, and he grew up and came into my life..just later in my life
Once we married, we've had some real struggles, things do go wrong, but we always, always find a silver lining. Many seeming cat disasters would become yet another in our now famous habit of causing our vet to say "I've never seen that in a cat before", bone tumors that turn out to not be cancer(this after several consults and all agreeing it must be cancer), a breast tumor when over 85% of these in cats are cancerous turns out to be benign and fluid filled etc.
Things still happen (haven't found the upside of my knee injury and discovery of arthritis yet, and my cats don't always beat the odds of course), but I feel "lucky" in many ways, and consider myself one lucky person for the friends I've had/have, my husband, my exceptionally wonderful cats, my business.