The world’s happiest people recognize that the key to sustainable happiness lies in appreciating life every day.
We don’t need winning lottery tickets, fame or even other people to be happy: we can choose to be happy in each moment, even in the midst of the most mundane activities, like driving to work, or the grocery store.
This simple keychain helps remind us that the beauty of life & the secret to happiness is right here, right now, and not hidden in some distant, future goal.
Round key ring
Beads (I used ceramic beads – any type that will fit on the leather cord will work!)
Cut the leather in pieces a little more than twice as long as you want them to hang. I used 2 pieces about 6″ in length, each for this example.
Fold in half and loop ends through key ring and back through looped end, catching key ring on the “knot”.
Pull each strand to tighten.
I placed a tiny bit of glue between the layers of the knot for extra security.
Thread your beads into each string, position as desired and knot on either side of each head, & trim ends as desired.
Add keys & you’re good to go!
You can also attach to your purse or back pack as a decoration.
Most of us have, at one time or another, collected 4-leaf clovers, put a lucky troll on our keychain, or followed some superstitious ritual that seemed to bring us good fortune.
There’s no harm in most of these practices if we keep them in perspective: they’re fun but not really reliable.
The truth about the luck we find in our lives is that there are no magic incantations, secret spiritual shortcuts or magic powders that can change our lives. The good luck we are seeking lies right at our own feet.
It is activated when we get up, show up, work hard and stay committed to our dreams.
Luck is not a fickle Leprechaun, blessing some of us at times and skipping others the rest of the time. It comes to those who prepare for it by working toward their goals every moment of every day.
This easy stretch bracelet is a great reminder that Good Luck is in our hands.
0.7mm Stretch Magic elastic cord
Green beads (I used Darice Venezia crystals)
A lucky charm (I used Jewelry Designer charms)
Measure your wrist and add 3″
Cut the elastic cord in this length
Place tape or a clip on one end and string beads on about 1/2 of the length.
Put a jump ring on the charm and thread onto bracelet
Continue stringing beads until you have a balanced (about the same on either side of the charm) amount of beads on the elastic.
Tie a square knot between the first and last beads (right over left, then left over right)
Pull tightly & trim ends
Pull bracelet into your wrist
Get out there and make your own good luck!
Whether we seek good fortune in our careers, relationships or money; the pot of gold lies at the end of our own willingness to do something everyday that takes us closer to our goal.