If you have your umbrella, it is less likely to rain than if you don’t. I believe that. My husband laughs at me because there are four umbrellas of various sizes and styles in my car. One for each potential passenger.
I believe luck favors the prepared. I also believe luck can run out but am trusting in God that it will not.
“Did you ever observe to whom accidents happen?” chemist Dr. Louis Pasteur is reported to have asked in 1854. He added, “In the fields of observation, fortune (chance in the vernacular of today) favors the prepared mind.” So there it is, scientifically supported. Staying prepared will, in all likelihood, give you better luck. Trusting in God, the great equalizer, will get you to the other side of any disaster.
Pasteur’s “prepared mind” quote has always inspired me. His contributions to science, technology, and medicine are astounding. He developed the method of pasteurization of wine and milk and the rabies vaccination. We’d be sicker without him.
He worked to make the world a safer, more prepared and therefore luckier place. He led the movement in the medical community to acknowledge and accept that germs exist.
Here, after the one attributed to Pasteur, are the other six of my top seven preparedness quotes.
6. “Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.” R.E. Shay
5. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” Benjamin Franklin
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