I scrolled through an article on women who wear special things for good luck this morning, and it got me wondering about lucky things. I know that people might wear lucky undies when they have to tackle an important event … or they might have a lucky ritual they do? But neither of those things is me.
I don’t really have anything I do for good luck. But I sort of wish that I did.
As much as I like to trust myself to navigate whatever lies ahead when there’s a lot riding on things (or even when there isn’t!) the idea of having a special thing that I could clutch onto truly appeals.
In fact, maybe that’s what I have been lacking all these years?! IMAGINE THAT?
I realise that I tend to mark important moments in my life by buying special teapots or nice casserole dishes … but you can’t really take those with you when you’re on the go and in need of a boost, can you? That would be weird, right?
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca
While good luck charms and objects might be something picked up in travels or passed down through families I don’t have any of that. So I looked up some ideas about lucky things and good omens around the world … and I might choose something from those.
If you are seeking a lucky thing like me, perhaps something here will help?
Symbols and things that might help you get lucky
- The number 7
- The number 8
- Four leaf clovers
- An albatross (good luck for sailors!)
- Chimney sweeps (a tricky one, right?)
- Rabbit’s foot (gross)
- A swallow (nicer)
- Swedish Dala horses
- Shooting stars
I didn’t detail all the meanings of these, because I am about to get dressed and start work, but you can just google the thing and luck and find out for yourself, if you fancy!
Do you have a good luck charm? Or more than one? What are they? How do they help? Tell me, if you fancy, in the comments! (Or don’t and that is fine too!)
“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” – Thomas Jefferson