Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!
This special March holiday always reminds me of lucky charms, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers — and, of course, the luck o’ the Irish.
But with all due respect to my Irish heritage, I don’t believe luck rules my life at all.
You wouldn’t know that though from the number of “magical” lucky objects I keep!
When I was a little girl, I would lie on the ground for hours searching for four-leaf clovers. Thinking that if I found one, my life would be forever “lucky.” (I never found one, but I never stopped believing that some day I would!)
Even today, I carry a lucky charm in my wallet — a facsimile of a $1,000,000 bill; it was the single thing I asked for from my Dad’s wallet after he died.
The imitation bill is the most precious item in my purse. It keeps me close to my Dad and reminds me of the possibility I might see a $1,000,000 windfall some day!
But I don’t believe my wishes and dreams, successes and achievements — or yours — are simply random. That they are only luck.
No, I believe the positive, uplifting, I-can-do-anything feeling that I get from walking around with that $1,000,000 bill in my pocket is what will make my dreams come true.
Yesterday a friend was talking to me about his friend who won the lottery — twice! He kept referring to it as “dumb luck.” I don’t think so.
I believe, and studies show, that people make their own good or bad fortunes. Those who carry lucky charms and expect good things to happen are actually “luckier.” They set themselves up to receive their dreams.
How are you setting up yourself to believe what you want is possible? Do you believe you are in charge of your own good fortune? I’d love to hear.
And, I would love to share with you a handful of women in our community whose dreams and goals are coming true — and I am sure each would tell you there is no such thing as “dumb luck” in making it happen!
They are all on their paths to fulfill their purposes, dreams and goals, as I know you are, too.
I know you will enjoy learning about them:
Trudy Dujardin of Norwalk, CT and her team at Dujardin Design recently completed a full-scale renovation on one of Nantucket Island’s beloved hideaways, the Union Street Inn. The inn is consistently rated as the “best boutique hotel on the Cape and Islands.” (You will hear from Trudy in May when she is featured on our membership CD talking about creating your own healthy, sacred space!)
Our Women on Fire intern, Emily Neal of Greenville, SC and a sophomore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, continues her semester abroad and her travels through Europe. Her latest blog post on Paris particularly touched our hearts and we thought it would speak to yours as well.
Jenifer Madson of Erie, CO enjoyed a super successful re-release of her book, published by Conari Press, called “Living the Promises.” It’s a must-read, daily inspiration book to add to your list!
We also congratulate Beth Kloesener of Saginaw, MI on her exciting new role as the Director of Career Services for Northwood University. She has been working on landing this position for the past year and couldn’t be more excited to live her true purpose, which is to help students find theirs.
Kris Carlson of San Francisco, has been invited to speak at the TEDx Greenbrook School event on April 11. Kris, with her late husband Richard Carlson, is the genius and an author behind the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” book series.We couldn’t be more excited for her huge opportunity and we look forward to getting to watch the talk on video.
Have a wonderful week ahead and I’ll see many of you at the teas this week in New York City and Columbus, Ohio!
Believing in you and all that you bring to the world ~