Winning the lottery

by ezbruce

Wish you could just win the lottery?  Consider this:

The known universe contains 200 billion galaxies, each with an average of 200 billion suns.  From the destruction of a sun, called a supernova, heavy elements were scattered only later to coalesce, and this blue sphere we call earth was created, habitable for a species which is uniquely gifted with cognition, a species able to conceptualize and create and work for its betterment.  Of all the possibilities among all the species not only on this earth, but throughout the universe, you were born of that species.  You can feel the warmth of the sun and of another human holding your hand and know that on the day you were born, you won the lottery.