Hump Day, Bad Luck & The Number 13

Happy Hump Day, All!

Each time each week when I arrive at “Hump Day”, there is a certain amount of festivity brewing in me.  Why?  Well . . . we have reached the middle of another week . . . successfully!  I have occasionally asked myself, “Will there come a day when I cease writing these e-mails?”  Some of you may wish it to come sooner than later!!! Just kidding, but I really appreciate you special “peeps” for graciously receiving these e-mails.  There is a method to my madness.  Peace be still . . .

Today is the 13th … and it is a Wednesday.  I was born on the 13th of July.  This year, next month, my birthday falls on a Friday the 13th.  What shall I do?  Well, I have some temporary plans like maybe going up to Orlando to see a good friend Frank Jones – the same one that I used to play in a band with who reconnected me with Armond Hill, since he and Armond and Doc Rivers of the Celtics may be in town for a summer golf tournament or the basketball camp.  Or, I may hang out here on the beach in the FTL … maybe go parasailing … or just have a fine meal somewhere.  Even a day cruise to the Bahamas has crossed my mind, since a few years back, I did that and had a blast.  Of all my options, “bad luck” is NOT one of them!  No Fear – of the number 13 here!

“Life is an ongoing experience with two opposing forces.  One force is constantly building up, and the other is constantly tearing down … There are forces supporting our self-esteem and forces tearing us down.  Friends who wish us well, goodwill and generosity among people, and the momentum of our healthy actions are constructive forces in our lives …”  Needless to say, there are those who wish us ill and try to slow or stop the momentum of our healthy actions and constructive forces in our lives.  Who shall we join?  Is that even a question?!!!

“You must fight off a ‘bad luck’ way of thinking as if you were dealing with an invasion of hostile forces – for that is precisely what you are dealing with.”   – Maxwell Maltz

Today, by the grace of God, I will join the forces that are on my side.  I will stand up for myself and my worth.   (TOUCHSTONES June 13th)

Have a great Hump Day, and …. “May the Force be with you!”


John I. CookRed rose, Director

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