Elizabeth Gilbert criticizing Philip Roth on saying writing is difficult from Brain Pickings:
If you’re lucky, you might be able to make a small living out of this thing. If you’re exceedingly lucky, other people might come to appreciate your gifts. If you are phenomenally lucky, you might become lionized in your own lifetime, like the great Philip Roth himself.What would you consider lucky? As a child I was never allowed to say lucky, only blessed. I like the idea that it's not just chance hitting us with a lucky stick, but we were given or we worked for that raise, achievement, spouse, friend, etc.
Above are Virginia's lucky earrings. She wears them when she needs that extra push, that smidgen of "I have confidence in sunshine" mentality. I've never had a lucky t-shirt, pair of underwear or anything.
What does luck mean to you? Do you think, real or not, that it helps you achieve what you want?