"To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone."

As children, we'd ride bicycles through the fields near my neighborhood and emerge dotted with ladybugs. Whoever was covered with the greatest number of these tiny symbols of luck would be declared the winner. 

I've grown to learn success is earned through a great deal of hard work, strong determination, endless creativity, an optimistic heart, and a little bit of luck. These fiery creatures have been ever-present in my life. I guess you could say I consider the Ladybug a spirit animal. They lead vibrant and colorful lives, and they remind us to experience the joys of living life to the fullest.