The legend of St. Patrick is celebrated every year on March 17. Images of four-leafed clovers, leprechauns, and pots of gold decorate festive gathering places as revelers wish the “luck of the Irish” to one another. But do you really have to be Irish to be lucky?
According to a video hosted on the YouTube channel It’s Okay to Be Smart, psychologist Richard Wiseman has researched hundreds of people who call themselves lucky and found that there are four principles of luck:
1. Lucky people maximize chance opportunities by generally being relaxed and open to opportunities.
2. Lucky people make decisions based on their intuition, or gut feelings.
3. Lucky people’s attitudes transform bad luck into good luck because of the way they perceive events.
4. Lucky people expect good things to happen.
Sounds pretty good, don’t you think? By relaxing more, listening to our inner wisdom, and having a positive attitude, we might find ourselves to be even luckier lads and lasses.
And, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s an Irish blessing just for you:
May your pockets be heavy
And your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you
Each morning and night.