Coin toss…

The sun sets on another day…

The sunset quickly in the cool evening, swallowed once again by the clouds and the all to eager night.

I was thinking as I was driving today about coin tosses and all the things they decide. The Superbowl, starting games of so many sports, and so much more. So where does the idea of a coin toss come from? I looked around when I stopped, and there are lots of guesses, but nothing for sure.

Whether you think it is from the seventh century or somewhere completely different, the idea of the coin toss is a 50-50 chance at winning something or losing something. Really though life is never exactly 50-50.

For example, you may read this tonight, and you may read it a week from now, but it is not 50/50, the data I have shows about 40 people will read it tonight, but over the next week it will be a few hundred or more. You may go to work tomorrow, or you may not, or you may work in other ways. All valid. You may win the lottery, and you may not, but it is hardly 50-50. 

The fact is 50-50 is pretty good odds in some cases, and horrible in others. 

So what? Well, there is something that is not a flip of the coin. If you put time into something good, it will grow and become something better. If you don’t, it will not, but it is hardly 50-50, it is all up to you. I would like to think we make our own luck a lot of the time, and in the process we determine the ways to move forward, and the ways to make our life better each day. Not because it is a good or bad day, but because we choose.

There are a lot of choices out there right now, and I strongly suggest we take all the choices we can, and set the rest aside, and maybe flip a coin on how to handle them.

So as the sun sets on another day, the coin is not in control of your life, you are. Choose well, find a path that works and instead of leaving it to chance, make the world a better place by making your decisions more prevalent. Make them stick, make them work, and find a way to rise above luck each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and make good choices…


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