Be Lucky Like a Leprechaun

And discover your own pot of gold

Leprechauns are lucky, that’s for sure, but who do they search for to capture their fairy fortune? Nobody. These harding work elves discovered to be lucky simply offer one (or all four) magical well wishes related to the universally accepted symbol of good luck; the four-leaf clover: hope, faith, love, and luck.

HOPE
DC Comic’s fictional Superman has been portrayed by many a man including Christopher Reeve and although not a leprechaun – or having a lick of Irish in him – he often stated, “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

  • When the World says, give up, hope whispers, try it one more time.
  • All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden.
  • Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.

FAITH
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist who had a dream and preached, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Your internal belief – mental, spiritual or gut instinct, will drive success.

  • Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
  • A little faith brings your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith brings heaven to your soul.
  • Faith can move mountains, but don’t be surprised if you receive a shovel.

LOVE
Theodor Gisel, also known as Dr. Suess, wrote, “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Of the 46 children’s books he wrote, all kept the universal theme: “love one another.

  • Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.
  • Love is like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
  • Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

LUCK
American television and radio host Larry King says, “Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.” I believe King’s quote is true and that you’re always the right person, in the right place, at the right time and have the proper skillset to make a magical moment.

  • Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.
  • Luck never gives: it only lends.
  • Luck is the by-product of busting your butt.

You can waste years looking for leprechauns to try and steal their pot of gold or you could spend less time and follow their lead and find your own fortune. Learn to be Lucky and generate your own luck and offer your own tasteful toasts.

Your turn: What have you done to become lucky?

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