Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends! I think this is the first time I have ever hung up St. Patrick’s decor in my home. It’s not a holiday I really celebrate, except that I make sure to wear green and maybe buy a shamrock shake. But I recently made this simple “lucky us” banner and hung it on the wall in our stairway… and I love it.
It’s so easy for me to focus my attention on the challenges in my life, the things that are different than I wish they were, and the ways that I don’t measure up to who I want to be. But this “lucky us” banner serves as a little attitude check for me. It reminds me to be grateful for the wonderful things that those challenges represent. It reminds me to thank God for the blessings in my life. And it reminds me to look for the good in others and myself.
In a few days, I’ll probably be ready to tear off those shamrocks, but I think I’ll keep the rest of the banner up for a while. Because I can always use a sparkly little attitude check.