Whether it’s a big exam, a class presentation, a pivotal game — or even just asking a crush out on a date — many of us have some sort of good-luck charm or ritual. Maybe it’s carrying a rabbit’s foot in your pocket, maybe it’s crossing your fingers, maybe it’s something far less typical.
Today, in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, news@polk took a walk around campus, asking students to share their good-luck to-do’s.
Their responses involve everything from miniature elephants to rosary beads, but these students all say that they’re key to “getting the pot of gold.”
“On St. Patrick’s Day, I do the traditional things…including eating traditional Irish food. But I wear my Claddagh ring, which represents love, friendship, and loyalty, in honor of my Irish heritage all year long.”
Morgan Kent, Winter Haven
“I keep small marble elephants and rosary beads in my car. The rosary beads were blessed by a bishop in Mexico. These are my lucky charms.”
Kimberly Myers, Auburndale
“I have a lucky saying that I repeat often: ‘Time, the spoken word, the spent arrow, and the neglected opportunity.”
Casmore Shaw, Kissimmee
“I wear bracelets that important people in my life have given me. One of them is handmade. They bring me luck and remind me that I’m cared about.”
Clayton Eklund, Lakeland
“I never let there be crossed bats in the dugout and I never step on a foul line. If my team is on a winning streak, I will eat the same thing for lunch and dinner on game days for good luck.”
Jeff Ellis, head softball coach