Thus the claim, "I am lucky to have such a good partner" clearly expresses more intense gratitude than the claim that "It is good that I have a good partner." Comparing yourself with others seems more significant in the first sentence.
Feeling lucky in love, which is perceived as an exceptional experience, may refer to (a) the exceptional nature of the generation of this love, and (b) the exceptional nature of the profundity of this love.
I have been asked if I have any regrets, and I don’t.
You believe in your heart that this is the person for you and if you wait long enough, they’ll warm up to the idea themselves. You are with the right person it’s just not the right time for either of you.
Timing is of greater importance in finding a partner, while time is more significant for long-term profound love. Two lovers might meet accidently on a train where they just happened to encounter each other.
In this case, the highly likely alternative of not having ever met underlies their feeling of being lucky.
Meeting the love of your life -- first, second, third or more -- is a memorable and important day for most of us.
I look back on the day I met my husband Peter and feel two things most of all -- grateful and lucky.