Better than a Four-Leaf Clover

Hi there! It’s Jason here. Hope you’re having a good day so far.

Don’t you just love spring? It’s really a wonderful time to be outdoors.

My nephew Matty and I actually just came back from the park. It was a very fun morning for both of us – laughing while playing tag, me pushing him on the swing, looking at and smelling the flowers.

Matty did the most adorable thing while we were at the park.

While he was on all fours on the grass, he saw a shamrock. He giddily called out to me to get it, thinking it was a four-leaf clover. Excited, he shouted, “It’s our lucky day, Uncle Jason!”

Who wouldn’t be amused right? Such a cute kid.

Do you remember feeling that way when you were young? How lucky charms, like seeing a rainbow, or having your lucky penny in your pocket during quiz day were so important? I sure do.

As grown-ups though, while most of us don’t need to hang on to our lucky trinkets, we often go through life thinking that we just happen to have lucky days, or seasons even.

Let me try to explain what I mean.

Do you ever have those days when you feel like everything’s just going your way? When it feels like everything in your life is in sync? When your life seems to be going the right direction?

Maybe you attribute it to just plain luck, or maybe good karma.

Personally though, I don’t quite agree with fatalism.

Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that as cheesy as it may sound, we make our own luck.

I particularly like how John Milton puts it, “Luck is the residue of design.

Of course effort and hard work are important parts of the equation, but I’ve also learned that we have the power to attract good things coming into our life. So it’s not just all about luck.

And that my friend, I think, is such wonderful good news.

Because, it means our lives don’t have to be stuck in a bad place.

It means that with intention and deliberate effort, we can make things go our way.

Isn’t that a liberating feeling?

Well, I don’t want to take so much of your time now. Because you should get a move on and check this out.

After all, your life is happening as we speak.

Here’s to making our own luck!

All the best,

P.S. Now if you have this, who needs a four-leaf clover, right?

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