I am not a superstitious person. I don’t believe I’ll have seven years bad luck if I break a mirror, or that a black cat is a bad omen if it crosses my path, and I don’t believe if I step on a crack I’ll break my mother’s back. I also don’t necessarily believe in fate or luck. I believe things happen as a result of the choices we make (good and bad), the amount of effort we put in (large or small), and the risks we are willing to take (this one’s a hard one for me!!!)
(Side note: I would like to point out that I recognize that sometimes things happen to us as a result of choices that others make which may impact us. This may seem like bad luck at the time, but is still a result of choices.)
That doesn’t mean, though, I won’t wish someone “Good Luck.” I think this is a sentiment that is expressed in good faith, sending well wishes for whatever they are about to encounter.
I may say this to someone when they are going in for an interview, or heading out on their first day of a new job, or about to play in a championship game.
I will also admit that I’ve used it in a extremely sarcastic manner as well.
“What’s that you say, you’re going to…. (insert impossible task here)…? Well, good luck with that. Let me know how that works out for you!” This may not be received very well, so I suggest you proceed cautiously when delivering. 🙂
When it is sincere, wishing someone good luck is more about saying, “I don’t really think you need luck at all, but I just want you to know that ‘You’ve got this’ and I’ll be praying for you or sending happy thoughts your way since I know how much you want this.”
Maybe next time you want to express well wishes to someone, you can send them a card to really drive the message home. No luck needed for that – I can help you accomplish it – just ask! 🙂
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