For LT and CT


All I recall is looking down at my jacket and seeing a lady bug there. It had flown on to me during my morning walk and I considered it a good omen. It happened just after I realized a hole in my pocket had resulted with the key to my house slipping out somewhere during the 6 mile circle I had traversed.

Later, I came to believe it to be even more fortuitous.

I got to my house and sat on the stoop waiting for the locksmith to arrive reading emails on my phone. It was about that time that the final email arrived in a long string that had been arriving through most of the morning. It brought with it some news that I could have gone without hearing – a sentiment shared, I am sure, by everyone in my family. As I considered the prospects and how to express my support, love, encouragement and above all belief that this, like most things, would be ok, I saw them. Perched on a leaf along the walk way to my house were two ladybugs.

Some cultures believe seeing a ladybug brings good luck. The person may then succeed in love, have good weather, experience financial success or simply receive some other desired wish. Other cultures presume having a ladybug land on you brings good luck, or that whatever a ladybug lands on will be replaced with an improved version (there is a joke to be made about an improved version of “Me” – but now is not the time). Feng shui, the art of arranging spaces for optimum flow of energy, often incorporates the ladybug symbol.

I am not one to look a gift “ladybug” in the mouth – much less three. And so, as the locksmith arrived, my thoughts moved onto a more imminent challenge comforted by the thought that fortune had smiled on us and all will be ok.

Much love to you LT! Thoughts and prayers are with you.


  1. Beautifully written. I love profound little moments like this. Also, I pray everything is okay with your family. You have been a wonderful and loving support to me and I wish the same for you.

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