How many of you believe in such things as luck or fortune?

I for one, don't.

I am a very skeptical person when it came to things such as luck or coincidences.

Because I absolutely detest how people tend to use luck as an alibi.

People use "luck" as a means to justify one's misfortunes or faults.

You see, there is no such thing called a coincidence in life because a person is solely responsible for his or her actions and should not elude him or herself in the grandeurs of such misleading and false comfort.

To put things simply, those who believe in luck are weak-willed and brittle, like glass.

In contrast, the strong-minded do not shroud themselves in lies or make excuses, but instead they create their own fortune - one that suits, caters and benefits their own needs.

I know this, because I had made a mistake to believe in luck before.

But the irony of it all was that my undoing would become my doing.

I had hoped that somehow, and through luck - she would be moved by me.

But instead, I would be the one moved by her.

For the first time in my life, I was slowly conforming myself to another person's needs.

Because of that, she had given me a motive, a focus and the vigor to live my life.

Her very existence would become a complete fortune to me - all because I had made it so.