If I’m being completely honest, I’d have to say that I forgot today was even a holiday. It took Google to remind me (and then remind me again). A younger, more party-enthusiastic version of myself would be ashamed. St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday for getting together with people and tossing a few drinks back. The more I think about it, though, I realize that I must have had a little luck.
I don’t really believe in luck, though. Sure, there are things in life which are outside any person’s control, and those things can be fortuitous. In that way, luck might be a thing, but I don’t think anyone can control it. If there was a way, I’m pretty sure those people would be in Las Vegas getting rich at the craps tables. That’s what I’d do with it, at least for a little while.
Regardless of whether anyone believes in luck or in the trappings of St. Patrick’s Day, I think that it’s a good idea to take stock in your own good fortune. Luck, I think, involves some sort of positive outlook, a way to search for and appreciate when good things happen. That can’t always be a bad thing. Like the green beer people might drink today, it’s enjoyed best in moderation and with good cheer.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and may you all have whatever luck you can find!