AJ Igoe "This I Believe" Luck Happens To Regular People I believe luck can touch ordinary people in extraordinary ways. By ordinary people I mean myself and people close to me. Normally you hear amazing stories about people you do not know, halfway across the country. In July 1999 my family got tickets for free at a baseball game in Yankee Stadium. It turned out to be a "Perfect Game" pitched by David Cone. A perfect game is when every single player on the losing team gets out without ever getting on base so there is also no errors at all by the winning team. There have been fewer than 20 perfect games in over 100 years of baseball. My Dad got these tickets for free when the department tickets given to his friend had to cancel and gave them to my Dad instead. It was family's first time going to Yankee Stadium and it turned out to be historic and I will never forget it. The next lucky event in my life was I bought raffle tickets for my Mom at the mall and won a Ford Mustang. It was between Christmas and New Years of 2006 and I was at the mall with my Mom. For some reason we decided to buy these raffle tickets, it was probably because I was returning shoes to Foot Locker and the cashier accidentally gave me an extra $50 cash back so it really was my lucky day. It was a 2 door silver convertible Mustang with red interior, not really fitting my Mom's needs so she traded it in. My luck must have run out because if I was 18 it could have been my first car. The final lucky event in my life could be called the luckiest because a potentially fatal accident almost happened but luckily it did not. About 8 years ago my Mom and I were going to New York City to visit my Dad at work. It was a Friday afternoon and the start of a long holiday
weekend. We were about halfway the way there and it was a very rainy day. Then my Mom's tire blew and the car spun around completely at least once. For that brief instant of time miraculously there were no cars around when my Mom lost control of the car. We were very lucky that it happened right after we crossed a bridge instead of while we were still on the bridge The car stopped along the side of the road and thankfully we were never hurt. In my short life already amazing luck has touched me at least three times. I hope someday to bring some of that luck when I play the Lotto.
Published on Apr 11, 2010