Today we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, paying homage to the patron saint of Ireland and Irish culture! Pull out your lucky shamrocks and green clothes, and prepare yourselves for all of the fun festivities the day has in store!
If you don’t have any plans to go out and celebrate the day, why don’t you revisit Disney Channel’s The Luck of the Irish with us?
The 2001 film features an extremely lucky junior high school student named Kyle (Ryan Merriman) is dismayed by the fact that he has no idea what his heritage is or where his family comes from. After Kyle loses his lucky gold medallion, he quickly discovers that is family is really part-Leprechaun. He must search for the gold coin–the source of his and his entire family’s luck–or his entire family will shrink back into leprechauns and bad luck will fall upon them.
The Luck of the Irish is not only a wealth of family fun but it also contains many important world lessons that truly carry the spirit of the holiday.
Everybody comes from somewhere
Your family heritage is important and you should learn to embrace it. It is wonderful to be able to find a connection to your ancestors through a shared cultural identity that extends beyond time, and you might even discover a few amazing family secrets along the way!
Never take anything for granted, especially your family
The things you own can easily vanish and the life you live may change, but you should always treasure the people you spend your days with. Don’t let the years pass you by without talking to somebody you love–regardless of what happened in the past–because you never know what could happen to them when you least expect it.
Work hard, stay honest, and you’ll always find achieve your goals
Your day may end up being the worst you’ve ever experienced, but there is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you put your all into something and tried your best. Always stay honest and remain true to yourself, and you’ll see that a little perseverance and hope will guide you to the end of the rainbow.
Luck runs out when you least expect it to, but…
No little trinkets, charms, and pots of gold will guide you to everything you need! You will find that luck is something deeper than just happy coincidences and blind faith that everything will go okay, but rather is something that lies within you. Your talents that have been cultivated through hard work and determination and are what really matters when it comes down to it.
Though The Luck of the Irish came out 15 years ago, the movie contains important messages that are still relevant to audiences today.
Live your life like Kyle and his family, and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!
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