By Joanna Campbell Slan
Author’s Note: For every story, there’s a backstory, that little-known information that explains the present. I think this is one is particularly appropriate for Friday the 13th!
Growing up in Vincennes, Indiana, there wasn’t much to do on lazy summer days. My mother taught ballet in our home, and that meant staying out of the house during the long class hours on weekends. “Occupy yourself,” she’d say. So I did.
I found myself drawn to a clover patch in a neighbor’s yard. For hours I would sit, search for four-leaf clovers, and dream about the day I’d escape my tiny hometown. That would take planning and good luck. Needless to say, finding that elusive lucky talisman proved more difficult than I’d imagined. But one day, everything changed — because I had a brainstorm.
Logically, a four-leaf clover should stick out like the proverbial sore thumb. After all, it’s an anomaly. Rather than stare at all the three-leaf clovers, I needed to change my focus and try to find the one clover that was DIFFERENT.
Since then, I’ve become a whiz at finding four-leaf clovers. In fact, I can glance down while walking and see one.
Here…try it yourself. Which of these clovers are DIFFERENT?
I’m convinced that changing your luck is largely a matter of changing focus. Too often we bang our heads against an imaginary wall rather than step back, assess the situation, find where to apply leverage, and proceed. We put all our energy into the wrong actions, rather than pausing, reflecting, and regrouping.
Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of four-leaf clovers, and I’m happy to share them. But first, you'll need to comment on this blog post. I'll pick a lucky commenter and send her/him one of my good luck charms.
Another key to good luck is being open to opportunities. Each month I send out a newsletter with all sorts of cool stuff. You'll always find “Deals and Steals,” bargain-priced books, including at least one of my reads that’s absolutely free. You can sign up for my newsletter at my website: http://www.JoannaSlan.com
This weekend (1/13 and 1/14 only) you can get “Kiki Lowenstein and the Good Luck Charm” at no cost from Amazon. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Lowenstein-Lucky-Charm-Scrap-N-Craft-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007IUYY7K/
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May good luck be with you!