The force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities.
Luck; we all have it. Whether we're playing the lottery, avoiding red lights or cheering on our favourite hockey team — we all rely on luck. Some have it good, some have it bad. The Irish – well, they have it good. Really good. And on one day every year, they like to show it off. St. Patrick's Day.
But it hasn't always been like this. Did you know that "the luck of the Irish" is an idiom that originally represented the bad luck that Ireland had? Well, thousands of years of invasion, exploitation, colonization and starvation spawned the phrase. However, in coming to the Americas during 19th Century, the phrase was misconstrued – but for good reason. The vast majority of successful gold and silver miners in America were of Irish decent (hence leprechauns and their pots o' gold).
And that's what St. Paddy's Day is about. No, not gold. Focussing on the good. This year, we're making them share the good. That's right. The Irish are feeling charitable. We're making them. You are officially getting lucky today. Wait, umm — you know what we mean. 5 WAYS TO FIND LUCK ON ST.PADDY'S DAY
1. Find yourself a four-leaf clover. Seeing as there's still snow on the ground, this one's a toughy. But apparently you can buy them here.
2. Find and eat Lucky Charms. Lots of Lucky Charms. You will literally be consuming luck. And, believe it or not, luck is magically delicious.
3. Find Buddha. Apparently rubbing his belly is good luck.
4. Find a horse. Take his shoes. Easy as that.
5. Find a penny. Pick it up. All day long, you'll have good luck. Hey, if it rhymes, it must be true.
Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us here at Chill. Enjoy your green beer responsibly and have fun!