Do you feel lucky punk, well do ya? Is luck a state of mind? Lucky people can find a five-dollar bill under a rock. While we unlucky people struggle to win a hand in penny poker. Why?
The phrase good luck has been in the English language since the 15th century. They derive the word luck from the word gheluc, which was shortened to luc. When it was infused into the English language, the word luc became luck. The word Luck expresses the wish of good fortune or happiness.
Wishing others good luck or good fortune can be expressed in many phrases Break a leg, Good Luck, Lady luck be with you. These phrases wish good fortune and happiness to their recipients.
Does luck exist? Can someone give good fortune or happiness with a mere phrase?
My answer is yes. If luck is indeed a state of mind, then a wish of good fortune could subconsciously set your mind to seek opportunities it feels would bring you good fortune. The thought of luck by itself though will not produce your desired result. One must work to be lucky.
A blind squirrel can find a nut. It may take him all day, but his luck prevailed with the discovery of a nut.