Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Luck of the Irish


Happy (belated) St. Patrick's Day! Yesterday Chris and I ventured to a beautiful park in the Marina that we'd been meaning to visit for quite some time, only to discover it happened to be the most perfect destination to be on St. Patrick's Day, as there was a field of clovers! Although I didn't search the ground hopeful to find one with four leaves, I did begin to ponder the whole concept of luck (...oh boy, she's getting all philosophical again...)


I've been dwelling lately on the fact that I have been very "unlucky" the past few weeks. Nothing seems to be going right, even the smallest little things like opening the door without bruising myself. I feel like "luck" is just an excuse that we blame for our unfortunate incidents as a coping mechanism, but at the same time, we are plagued by what deems us "unlucky". Will it go away? Or is it a trait like it is on The Sims 3, where we are doomed to always be the ones to fail?


Thankfully, I don't think I buy that I am just "an unlucky person", because all throughout my life, I have been incredibly lucky in the long term: I am living my dreams in my favourite city on earth; I have a supportive family, caring friends, and a very loving boyfriend; and I have my health, which, although might fail me from time to time, is still keeping me going strong and living day to day. I guess I sort of have that whole "count your blessings" philosophy, which can help me get through some rough situations. At the same time though, I do believe in making your own luck, and making one good thing that happens set the mood for the rest of the day.


An example of that is this gold chain bracelet I found on the sidewalk. Despite losing it being a bit unlucky for its previous owner (maybe one day I will pass the owner who recognises it and I can give it back! That would feel pretty good), the day I found it was the first good day I had in a long time, because I told myself that it would be a good day. At the end of the day, your mindset is what gets you through, and sometimes I need to remember that for myself.

Stay sweet ♡
Sarah

P.S. How was your St. Patrick's Day? What do you think about luck? If you found gold on the street would you take it or leave it? Let me know in the comments!


cardigan: j. crew (secondhand) | dress: forever 21 (also seen here) | necklace: gift | flats: banana republic | rings: vintage

*Photos thanks to Chris




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