I was lucky on the poker tables in New Orleans this week. Almost from the moment I sat down, I was ahead. Basically I played with Harrah’s money the whole time I was there. I made my initial investment back in the first hour, and played for free.
It’s fun to play with the Casino’s money – you can bet bigger, and be more aggressive. That pays off better when you hit a lucky streak.
I hit a streak this weekend and made a couple thousand bucks over and above what the trip cost me. Sometimes life is good 🙂
But the best thing I did was share the wealth today. I helped buy someone I never met (and will almost certainly never meet) something they wanted – and something I think they will put to good use. They are halfway around the world from me – and they are sleeping now – so they don’t even know what I’ve done yet. It makes me feel pretty good knowing they will wake up to a special day tomorrow – just because I got lucky this week. And because I’ve always thought that sharing is important, and good luck shared is extremely important. If we don’t share when things are good, when will we?
There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you do something good, just because you can.