On St. Patrick’s day, when we all suddenly reach deep to find our Irish roots, there’s a lot of looking to traditions that will supposedly bring us the luck of the Irish. With some of the most beautiful countryside and kind-hearted people, I would say the Irish are a pretty lucky clan. But luck isn’t just found by a leprechaun, in a pot of gold, or under a shamrock. In fact, maybe luck isn’t something to be found at all.
Perhaps the secret to good luck is that luck is made. Though good fortune can certainly be helped along by hard work, true luck is made by a simple shift in perspective. If you believe yourself to be lucky, then you will begin to see all the luck that fills your life. Luck is not limited to the grand windfalls of wealth and health, but lives in the little miracles that make up your everyday. If nothing else, you have the luck of being alive today, and the luck of having your eyesight to read these words.
Where your eyes lead, your heart and mind will follow. So look for luck in your life, and like a four leaf clover, surely you shall find it.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.