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How Do You Write A Good Luck Message?

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Matthew Porter answered
A good luck message should contain appropriate amounts of humour, sentiment and positive thoughts.There are many occasions which may call for a good luck message. The recipient could be getting married, about to take a driving test, moving abroad or any number of things. Therefore it is important to judge each good luck message on its merits and tailor it for the occasion and recipient. Firstly, you must consider the length of the message. If it is a major event, such as a wedding, a message of a few dozen words may be appropriate for you to convey your message, but remember not to make it too long as the person getting married will be very busy and will be getting lots of messages. However, if it is something more minor, like an exam, a few words ought to suffice. If you are very close to the recipient, some personal reference would probably be appreciated as it shows you have put thought into it, but if you are more like an acquaintance, a very personal message may seem forced or strange, so you must make sure that the level of intimacy with the recipient is taken into consideration. If appropriate, humour could be used, possibly in the form of an in-joke. Remember that it should be a positive joke as the message is being written to comfort or inspire. The message as a whole ought to be of a positive nature, talking up the chances of the recipient.The words ‘good luck’ or a form of that should appear either in the first few words to establish the meaning of the message or at the end to leave a positive impression. As a summary, the tone, words and length of the note must represent the recipient, occasion and relationship.
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There are no guidelines on writing good luck messages. Just remember to keep them heartfelt and honest. Of course you would need to resist the urge to sound cynical. If you don't mean it, it would be best to skip writing a good luck message altogether. Keep it sincere and perhaps address the fears you know the other person may have. In case you don't know the other person well enough, keep it short and friendly.

To add some fun, you can try wishing someone luck in another language. For instance 'Mazel Tov' which is pronounced MAH-zl TAWV is Yiddish/Hebrew which literally translates as good luck. The use of this expression however is traditionally used to express congratulations. It is thus a way of expressing your joy at the luck which a person has already had.
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Write from the heart, eg: When you encounter a problem in your new job, don't look at it as a problem look at it as a need to know. Good Luck xxx

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