Wednesday, March 16, 2011

gettin' lucky : )

as a (50%) irish girl, i revel in the romanticism that accompanies st. patty’s day. each year, my parents host an authentic corned beef and cabbage (and soda bread and potatoes and roasted vegetables...) irish feast on the 17th of march. much of my extended family attends, and we celebrate our irish heritage with food (and drink).

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yet, despite my irish roots, i don’t believe in luck in the mythical, haphazard, out-of-the-blue sense. in my version, real luck occurs when the right circumstances come along and you capitalize on them. but, had you not been thinking about, working on and wishing for a “lucky break”, then you wouldn’t necessarily have recognized it as “luck” when it does come along. i also like this version of luck because it gives you some control. i.e. if you’re diligently working towards an important goal, you’re much more likely to catch a lucky break…

yet, despite my somewhat business-minded view of luck, i do (kind of) believe in lucky charms. (i know, i’m a rubix cube of contradictions.) i have a beautiful vintage wishbone pin from my grandmother that i love and consider it a bit of a “lucky” charm. i’m not sure if it has magical powers or just sentimental value, but i love to wear it on special occasions.

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well, before i confuse you (and myself) any further. here are some other notable thoughts on luck:

“i'm a great believer in luck, and i find the harder i work, the more i have of it.” –thomas jefferson

“luck is believing you’re lucky.” – tennessee williams

“luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don’t depend on it.” – unknown

“success is simply a matter of luck. ask any failure.” – earl wilson

“the day you decide to do it is your lucky day.” – japanese proverb

“what we call luck is the inner man externalized. we make things happen to us." – robertson davies

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so…do you believe in luck? what is your lucky charm?
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  1. I think I do believe it luck and I dont have a lucky charm:) That is such a cool post! Have a nice day, sweetie

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  2. I'm with you on the idea of Luck but hadn't really ever given it any thought till I read this post. :)

  3. I LOVE SAINT PATTYS DAY! We always had so much fun at college celebrating.

  4. how sweet. i do believe in destiny and luck.. my lucky charm is my claddagh ring :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  5. Maybe I don't feel lucky but rather blessed. Happy St. Pat's. I'm just "token" Irish, marrying a Flanagan.

  6. What a lovely post. I believe in destiny and luck. :)

  7. Good question. Firstly, Happy St Patrick's Day! As for am I lucky, I do believe in fate. I believe we have to trust in the way life takes us and learn from it. I'm not so sure if we can actually change our fate with lucky charms..

  8. i don't think anything happens by chance or luck. to me, that would feel like a chasing after the wind. i believe there is a purpose to everything and God ordains all. : )


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