…And you can too

Oh what a Monday morning. Woke with a migraine. Today’s headache is not as severe as the one I had Thursday.

You know…just five days ago?

And here we go again.


I came into work while it was still dark outside to have an early morning call with an important Director in Ireland. He’s taking ownership of my team and while it was a good call, at two hours, with a migraine, trying to understand his brogue, and answering questions in rapid fire succession, I was a little…done.

When I hung up the phone, I sighed.

Wanting a little break, I went to my personal email box. There I found a rejection note from a literary magazine. This is to be expected, of course, when going through rounds of submissions. Generally not a problem. But at that moment, not what I needed.

Then I went to Google to look up something work related, and my broken brain forgot what I needed to look up.

I sighed.

Then, in the grand tradition of many people who use Google as a divination tool, I typed the words “can you make your own lucky star?” into the search field.

Hell, I could use a little luck today.

Turns out I can make my own lucky star.

And you can too.

Star light. Star bright. First star I see tonight. I wish I may. I wish I might.

Have this wish, I wish tonight.

A little office paper. A few folds. A little homemade luck.

β€œTo hell with luck. I’ll bring the luck with me.” ― from The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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  • Lucky

    Hope your lucky star is working and your migraine has gone away. And now, Madonna (in my head).

    • Karen Fayeth

      Lucky – Oh dammit! I tried so hard to steer clear of the Madonna references. I mean tried REALLY hard.

      Ah well, an ear worm is an ear worm is an ear worm.


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