The Best Ways to Bring Luck into Your Life

Kate Wiggins, Features Editor

   Luck can come in all different shapes and sizes, depending on who you are talking to. Maybe it is a lucky pair of socks, a special four-leaf clover, or a lucky number that you use for absolutely everything. Whether you believe in it or not, who doesn’t want a little luck in their lives? Here are a few things you can do to bring the best luck into your life!

   With St.Patrick’s Day just around the corner, there are plenty of old Irish folktales that will tell you if you have run into luck or not. One website explains that if you walk in through one door into a building, you must walk out that same door again, otherwise you will lose any luck that you had gained walking through that door. Another shares that if you ever happen to see a white horse in the morning, good fortune shall come your way. And, of course, finding a four-leaf shamrock will bring great luck into your life (

   You can even bring good luck into your home with decorations, according to Good Housekeeping magazine. Those who practice feng shui, a traditional practice originating from ancient China, believe that keeping fresh flowers in your home will bring great fortune, but be sure to choose flowers without pointy thorns. Also, burning incense not only makes your home smell good, but it is also believed that the smoke will clear out any negativity in the room. Another feng shui practice is to arrange your furniture, in a living room for example, in a circular format. This will keep a good flow of energy throughout the room (

   If the use of superstitious charms isn’t for you, there are other ways that you can bring good vibes and energy your way. As hard as it may be at times, try to stay as positive as you can. Positive energy attracts positive energy, according to Bustle magazine, so keep that in mind. It’s also just as important to surround yourself with positive people. You can also take calculated risks to increase your fortune. “Luck always favors the adventurers and risk takers,” said Life Coach Pearl Dworkin. And don’t keep your dreams and goals a secret, let them be known! The more people who know, the greater chance of them coming true (

   Lucky charms can be so personalized and different, which is what is so great about them. Senior Kilee Horner said, “My lucky number is seven. There is no specific reason why, but it’s just something that I have used forever. It is also my mom’s lucky number, so I figured I would use it too.” Items with personal significance, in addition to being sentimental, may just bring luck your way.

   Whether you believe in folklore and superstitions, or choose to take a more mindful route, luck is bound to reach you somehow.