The old Viking word for it was hamingja.

Luck. Pure and simple.

They considered it to be an essential element of self.

It was an either you got it or you don't kinda belief, and one that could be transmitted down the family tree. So it was good to have hamingja or be around someone who did.

The Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg and the Swedish national football team's Ola Toivonen definitely have hamingja in their DNA, and they confirmed it this past week.

Click on over to The Daily Player to see what a bit of good fortune mixed with skill did for them and their respective causes.

And consider yourself lucky to find us here at Fanorama. Our mission is to find nifty cool stuff to make your life more enjoyable without busting your budget. For example, let's say you're in the market for a pair of jogging treads that will simply get the job done:

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There they are. Light weight, no accelerated wear and tear, and a steal at $48.92.

We're not saying they'll help you get lucky, but take 'em for a spin every day or so, and you'll be in decent enough shape to enhance your own odds.

And you'll have a few bucks left over to treat someone to a smoothie. So, if you don't want anyone else to fight the feeling, be ready. Start with these.



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