Luck Favors Those Who Help Themselves
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it....
- Thomas Jefferson
A flood was threatening a small town and everyone was leaving for safety except one man who said, "God will save me. I have faith."
As the water level rose, a jeep came to rescue him. The man refused, saying "God will save me. I have faith."
As the water level rose further, he went up to the second storey, and a boat came to help him. Again he refused to go, saying "God will save me. I have faith."
The water kept rising and the man finally climbed on to the roof. This time a helicopter came to rescue him, but he said, "God will save me. I have faith."
Well, finally he drowned . When he reached his maker he angrily questioned, "I have complete faith in you. Why did you ignore my prayers and let me drown?" The Lord replied, "Who do you think sent you the jeep, the boat, and the helicopter?"
Luck can help you, but cannot do everything for you. Luck only favors those who are willing to help themselves.