There are great life stories that need no enhancements. Their truth and serendipity can leave us transformed. Here’s one of them…

In the summer of 1996, people watching the Olympics fell in love with a darling of the gymnastic world, Dominique Moceanu. In every way, she seemed to have idyllic opportunities, success and general demeanor of a very lucky girl.

At the same time, there was another young woman trying to make her own way in the world, who might have looked very unlucky. And, yet, our perceptions of good fortune can fall wide of the mark.

Here is a true story that can leave our comfortable notions about “good luck” and “bad luck” in pieces.

We enjoy a lot of great wonders doing our research for the articles here at Ever Widening Circles (EWC), but this one is special. See if this leaves you wonderfully transformed. Enjoy!

Via: Full Frame CCTV America 1

What a story!

Who was the lucky one?

Maybe lucky is just a state of mind unique to the individual, and in some ways, we decide upon it ahead of time.

Stay open, curious and optimistic! Serendipity works in all our lives!

~ Dr. Lynda

Want a little more wonder and insight?

If you want to go directly to an article that I consider one of the best-hidden gems on this website,  kick back and listen to “A Photographer’s Life Changing Stories.” That is one of my most favorite pieces.

10 minutes

A Photographer’s Life Changing Stories

Photographers bring the world to our living rooms and have witnessed much of life on this planet. Here are two stories that changed one photographer's life, and the lessons they taught him...

Read More

And you can always scroll down to the very bottom of an article like this and you’ll see a few more articles I can recommend in this train of thought. (I see the six down there today are some of my personal favorites!)

If you want to get a better idea of the scope of our project here at EWC, head to our homepage to scroll down there!


  1. “JEN BRICKER: Full Frame Close Up.” Vimeo. Full Frame CCTV America, 14 Apr. 2017. Web. 15 Apr. 2017. <>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Ever Widening Circles Podcast--new episodes every Thursday!