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Celaine Charles ~ My journey as a writer.

A Little Luck, Without the Salt

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A Little Luck, Without the Salt, by Celaine Charles

The old lore about spilled salt has its place in many cultures. A pinch of salt tossed over your left shoulder can rid you of bad luck, although be careful to use your right hand, and not your right shoulder, or you can bring upon bad luck. Regardless, you must still sweep up the floor.

You might find a little Irish luck on St. Patrick’s Day, but how can you carry it with you throughout the rest of the 364 days of the year? I truly wanted to know the answer to this question. So, I researched it, and thanks to Google, I happened upon the perfect article from Sadie Holloway (How to be Luckier: Tips for Attracting Good Luck) explaining exactly that. https://exemplore.com/misc/Do-You-Want-to-Be-Luckier-in-Life-Tips-for-Welcoming-More-Good-Luck-Into-Your-Life

lucky is feeling lucky

I couldn’t find a better way to advise you on this subject, so instead I am imploring you to read the short article yourself. There is a 30-day challenge embedded, which I am taking on myself. I hope you join me. Maybe in the weeks to come you can message me back. Let me know if the pointers worked for you and the fortune of good luck found its way into your life!

Until then, I’ve shared part of the above mentioned challenge below, and have a rainbow of writing advice to get you started… without a crystal of salt to clean up.

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From Sadie’s article: https://exemplore.com/misc/Do-You-Want-to-Be-Luckier-in-Life-Tips-for-Welcoming-More-Good-Luck-Into-Your-Life

Do you want to have more good luck? Try doing three things every day for 30 days and see if you don’t feel luckier!

  • Increase the amount of time you spend outdoors in nature each day by 10%.
  • Give a silent blessing to the first three strangers you see each day.
  • Tell someone you love why they are so important to you.
  • Give thanks for every bite of food you eat and every drop of water you drink.
  • Listen empathetically to someone who seems to be having a bad day.
  • Suspend judgement and just notice “what is” rather than what you think “should be”.

Writing Advice: Take a Chance

Take a chance and create your own rainbow; follow your gut, write everyday even if you don’t want to, try something new in your work and just see what happens. I’ve posted about this topic before; Want to Be a Writer? Be a Magnet (https://stepsinbetween.com/2018/01/21/want-to-be-a-writer-be-a-magnet/).

At the bottom of the article I go into more detail about willingly writing the wrong thing until you can get to the right thing. The trick, as I keep telling you and myself, is to keep writing! I suppose I keep saying this because I need to hear it too. As writers, I hope we’re all passing on the luck that comes our way. It’s important to stick together.

So, take a chance, and try a new style of writing, perhaps a new genre you haven’t thought about. Write one paragraph a day (if that’s all you can do). Open yourself up to possibilities you might usually shy away from. Send out your work even if you’re terrified.

Take a chance on you. If you fail, well… I guess you might toss a pinch of salt over your left shoulder, but I’m betting you’ll find more luck practicing your craft to persevere on… until that rainbow finally finds you.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Keep Writing!

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Article by Celaine Charles © 2018

Image Links:

http://svryana.com/Blog/?tag=atlantic-ocean-passage (lucky rainbow)

http://garinkilpatrick.com/make-your-own-luck/ (hard work and luck)

pinterest.com (luck is feeling lucky)

http://www.speeli.com/articles/view/Why-is-spilling-salt-considered-bad-luck

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4 replies

  1. I’m encouraged to look for the “four-leaf clovers” everywhere in my life. Thank you. I do feel better when I go outside. I also want to try some of the other strategies you suggested, including blessing strangers.

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  2. I love the tips to try each day.

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