Its a boy! – good luck
We are engaged – good luck
My son just got bar mitzvahed – good luck
I’m going to a wedding today – good luck
It’s our 50th anniversary – good luck
I can just keep going on and on but you get the idea, or maybe you don’t. Why on earth do we wish people mazel tov at various happy events. You would think Yasher Koach or congratulations would be more in store then good luck.
Oh we just got engaged! Good luck, you wont last a year. Thats what it sounds like to me when I start thinking about the term mazel tov. It just sounds so negative, kind of like when you go skydiving and someone says good luck instead of have fun.