It's VIII VIII MMVIII the day of Good Luck

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Today is 08.08.08 (2008) considered the date of good luck. It's reported that there will be over 9000 weddings in China alone today, with the belief that this is the luckiest day in history.

I'm wishing everyone a lucky day. Believe in luck or not, sometimes different things happen in one's life that has to be attributed to luck.

How about that person who has a 1 in 175,711,536 chance of winning the Lotto and they do. But then we hear about the same person who wins the Lotto twice, the odds are huge. Lucky?

Now take the agent in our office who seems to be the lucky one on floor time when a visitor walks in and is looking to relocate to your city. The buyer is looking to purchase a $500,000.00 house today. Their home is sold and cash in hand. Lucky?

The person who knows how to enjoy life, embrace it, takes in the beauty that has been bestowed upon us. Is that considered Lucky? Maybe, but we all have the opportunity to be who we are. Positive, funky, down, up, happy, sad, creative, out going, successful. I'd say we are Lucky to have these choices.

I feel I'm lucky to have found the special person in my life that I call my Wife (sometimes I call her My Bride). Lucky? Yes, and blessed.

VIII VIII MMVIII the day of Good Luck and I wish you the best! But in reality, every day can be your lucky day if you have life, love and laughter.

Carpe Diem, every day!

Comments (44)

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Steve, you bring up some good points, I have to admit I really don't know. I have the Duh factor going on at this point, LOL

Aug 08, 2008 09:17 AM
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Chuck, LOL, you are a Lucky Man!!!! Grin

Aug 08, 2008 09:47 AM
Stanley Barsch
Realty Executives Premier - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor, GRI - 240.882.8512

Duane - Great points, and your last sentence sums it up!  Happy 8-8-08 day!

Stan Barsch

Aug 08, 2008 12:43 PM
Stacy Jones
West Little Rock Title Company - Little Rock, AR

Well last year everyone was intrigued by 7-7-7 (lots of Vegas weddings I heard) - next year it'll be 9-9-9 (year of the cat maybe??), then 10-10-10, then 11-11-11, then 12-12-12, then what? Well we'll think of something else I'm sure. Today has been a lucky day for me though - picked up a new Relo contract!! Enjoyed the post!

Aug 08, 2008 12:47 PM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Hi Duane,

Happy 8-8-8!!! Now reading your post made me feel lucky....:)

Aug 08, 2008 12:52 PM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

I enjoyed the post. And now that I'm closing out my day, it was lucky for me. I'm safe, fed, healthy, full of laughter and joy. Lucky me!

Aug 08, 2008 02:36 PM
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Stan, thanks brother, we should do that every day. Hope your day went well and have a great weekend.


Aug 08, 2008 02:43 PM
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Stacey, LOL, true... Congrats on your lucky day!

Aug 08, 2008 03:14 PM
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Suzanne, thanks for stopping by, hope your day was even luckier towards the end.


Aug 08, 2008 03:15 PM
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Trunda, health and happiness is a great thing! I agree, lucky you.

Aug 08, 2008 03:19 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Duane, The wedding chapels were full here too...

Aug 08, 2008 10:10 PM
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Michael, that's interesting how many hinge their lives on luck.

Aug 08, 2008 11:24 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Duane,

I am of the opinion that we make our own luck, however it is also good to believe in something. The power of positive thinking is the key.

(What numbers came in on the lotto?) I don't play so I never think to check.

Aug 09, 2008 12:28 AM
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Hal, no luck on this end with the Lotto, hope the others above got lucky, otherwise no party, pouting.

Aug 09, 2008 02:50 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Duane - very good post....and I did have good luck yesterday, it even carried over into today :-)

Aug 09, 2008 07:31 AM
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Gail, Congrats, parties at Gail's house, wink....

Thanx for stopping by, hope your weekend continues to be a great one!


Aug 09, 2008 08:30 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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Duane - I consider myself a very lucky person, with all of the blessings that have been given to me.

However - Yesterday, I took the 8-8-8 thing seriously, went to one of our local casinos, lost my $20!

Aug 09, 2008 02:46 PM
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Virginia, LOL, sorry, that was my first response on the casino, argh. Thank goodness for the other blessings of friends, health and love that has been bestowed upon you, the $20.00 you can make back.

Carpe Diem

Aug 10, 2008 12:38 AM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Hope your 'Bride' read your post---that was a really nice thing to say!  Let's hope 2009 will be a very 'lucky' year for all of us who have weathered the storm!

Aug 10, 2008 02:40 AM
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Pat, she's a wonderful lady who God has blessed me with. Thank you.

Here's to a great 2009 for ya, it can only get better, right? Grin

Aug 10, 2008 02:57 AM