Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Quick wardrobe check!
Are you wearing green?
You don’t want your touchy-feely, slightly-inappropriate office mate to pinch you if you’re not!
To celebrate my Irish heritage (my maiden name is Quinn, y’all), I sought wisdom and knowledge from the best peeps in the blogosphere.
What does luck mean to you? What makes you feel lucky?
Pour some Bailey’s into your coffee and enjoy the virtual pot of gold!
Luck, to me, is the serendipitous, the unexpected, and the unplanned for. Good luck is when opportunities come along and you are open-minded and observant enough to recognize your chance. Taking those opportunities and working hard leads to good luck. In the same way, bad luck is when you’re stagnant, when something presents itself and you ignore it, or do nothing. You let opportunities pass by ignored, and then you blame your lack of progress on bad luck.
I believe luck can be changed by being honest, open-minded and surrounding yourself with positive people. Focus on love and happiness and work hard at what you want in life, and those good luck moments just seem to happen more often in your life.
Carly @ Fine Fit Day
I have a glass half-full outlook on life. I think that makes me feel lucky, because I’m optimistic that things will work out. I take the cards that I’m dealt and make it work.
Meagan @ Turkey Runner
The best luck comes to me when I’m not looking for it. Or asking for it. I find the good fortune is probably around me all the time, I just have to be open to it. It might not look the way I thought it would.
What makes me feel lucky? The look in my team’s eyes when I talk to them. Like, I’m going past their ears and getting closer to the heart and soul. That’s where the best soccer happens anyway. And I feel lucky when I see my girls conquer something, small as making a great milkshake, or great as acing a test or making that perfect pass. I feel lucky to have been along for the ride.
Eli @ Coach Daddy
When I go for a run and realize I’ve got the wind at my back no matter which direction I turn. Does that ever happen? Heck, no! But I know I would feel incredibly lucky!
Even better is coming across a strategically located port-o-potty while out on a long run! I know someone is smiling down on me when that happens!
Hilary @ Sturdy Girl Sports
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!!
Being born on St. Patrick’s Day kind of helps. People always give me shamrocks and four leaf clover items for my birthday!
Other than that I just feel lucky to have my health and family to support me. That is my pot o’ gold!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
My grandmother always said the elephants with their trunks up were good luck, so I have a ring with three trunk-up elephants that I wear sometimes
Dana @ Kiss My List
I have these rainbow striped socks that my mom gave me for St. Patrick’s Day many years ago. They have a four leaf clover on them and they say, “My Lucky Socks.” I will wear them only for flights or photo jobs that scare the dickens out of me. I swear they work.
Every day I wake up and think, “Today is going to be an awesome adventure.” Most people can’t do that, thus I feel lucky every day.
Adam @ Tahoe Mountain Sports
Luck comes to us when we work hard and stay alert to the opportunities that the universe throws our way.
It’s that moment of serendipity when we pause to smile and appreciate our good fortune.
Luck is querying the right agent on the right day for the right manuscript.
Julia @ Diary of a Word Nerd
This is a fortune I got out of a fortune cookie my freshman year in college. I was speechless when I read it. Perhaps fortune cookies are a poo-poo kind of thing I don’t know and honestly I don’t know that I have ever opened one with such a great fortune since but I have kept this from the day I got it.
I don’t know if it brings me lucky or good fortune, but even though it is tucked away in a drawer where I don’t see it I think of it often and remember how blessed my life really is and it always makes me feel good.
Rosi @ Perfectly F.I.T.T.
Songs make me feel lucky, especially when they come on the radio or Pandora serendipitously.
“Ordinary World” by Duran Duran? It’s going to be a good day. “Walk” by the Foo Fighters? I can overcome any obstacle that’s in front of me. “You Gotta Be” by Des’ree? I’m on fire.
If I were to hear all 3 in a row? That would be a sign of something big. Like winning the lottery big. Or meeting Prince Charming big. Or getting a contract with Whole Foods big.
Ilene @ The Fierce Diva Guide to Life
I truly feel lucky every day that my 3 boys/men are the ones I get to spend my life with.
I don’t always notice the stretches of good luck, but oh I feel the bad ones! But the thing that always seems to change our luck for the good is remembering to celebrate life. I guess you could say that throwing a party, even one so small it might not constitute as a party in most people’s minds, brings us luck!
Tricia @ Raising Humans
I feel so lucky when I look into thos big baby blue eyes of my my daughter’s! She’s the only one that has the exact coloring of my dear sweet daddy so it’s a good reminder of him, but, her soul is just so sweet & that’s all the luck I need. My baby girl is pure as gold.
Amber @ City Girl on Hicks Farm
Focusing on the positive side of things brings luck! If you look for the good, you’ll always find something “lucky” to be grateful for.
Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead
Katie @ Pick Any Two
I have a charm bracelet with a Celtic cross and a 4 leaf clover, as well as other symbols important to me.
But mostly, my house and my garden have a purple shamrock.
And, I never, ever put my shoes or boots on a table!
Leslie @ Time Out for Mom
I feel lucky when my husband doesn’t have to deploy.
When he’s gone, it’s pure chaos.
Amber @ Airing My Dirty Laundry
I don’t know for sure that I believe in luck, per say, but rather good things happen when hard work, proper planning/preparation, and positivity all combine! Of course we all know that bad things happen to good people, but I truly believe that the best thing we can do is be positive about any situation and hopefully the stars align.
Sarah @ Sweet Miles
I think that in all aspects of life, preparation is key, but if luck comes my way, too, I’ll take it!
Amanda @ Miss Zippy
There are a couple pieces of jewelry that I wear wen I need a little bit of luck – a necklace with my mantra engraved on it and mala bracelets made of certain stones and gems.
Christine @ Love Life Surf
I guess I don’t really think about luck.
Yes, I feel very blessed and lucky that I have a wonderful husband and two amazing sons and parents that instilled positive values in me.
But luck? I guess with all of that being said, I feel lucky that I’m so blessed.
Debbie @ Deb Runs
As for this mama, lady luck smiles on me every day that I wake up to my beautiful family.
Even though I’m definitely not smiling when Monkey comes running into my room at some ungodly hour! If the girls sleep past 7:00 a.m., that really is fortuitous!
And a kiss from my husband at the start of every race is the perfect good luck charm.
Gold coin photo by Jeremy Schultz
What does luck mean to you? What makes you feel lucky?