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Good luck, bad luck, who knows?

By Caroline :: :: 9 comments

Go and wake up your luck.’ – Persian Saying

Once upon a time, there was a wise old farmer in China who used an old horse to till his fields.

One day, the horse escaped into the woods. The farmer’s neighbours came around to his house and sympathised with the old man over his bad luck. The farmer replied, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’

A week later, the horse wandered home from the woods with a young stallion following it. This time the neighbours congratulated the farmer on his great and good luck. His reply was again, ‘Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?

One day, the farmer’s son was riding the young stallion and fell off its back and broke both his legs. People began to gossip about his bad luck. Only the farmer did not join in, and his only reaction was once more, ’Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?

Some weeks later, the Chinese army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied young man they could find to be sent to fight a far away war. Only the farmer’s son was spared because his broken legs left him unable to walk. The neighbours said nothing this time...

Who knows what the next day can bring? Not all seemingly good things are lucky and not all seemingly bad things unlucky. Keep an open mind and heart and remember, be careful what you wish for!

Love, Caroline Anna


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  1. Angelina says:


    I’ve been hoping for good luck for so long... We’ve been searching for a bigger house for about 2 years, really hope this card bring us some LUCK. Thank you


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  2. Varsha says:

    I love your blog. Your newsletters are always so true for me and always so soothing in a way. Thank you so much :)

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  3. Natalia says:

    It is just the right words read at the right time! Thank you ever so much!

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  4. Glenda says:

    What a fantastic explanation of something so profound! I love it.

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    • Anna says:

      Thank you so much Glenda! It is an old Chinese proverb but I have certainly given it a lot of thought :-) xx

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  5. Amanda says:

    This site is great .... Thank you!

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