“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” This quote has been attributed to some great men, but there is no definite proof as to who wrote it so we will leave its author as questionable.
The quote is very true, some of the wealthiest men in history have claimed that by planning what they wanted to accomplish, in what time period, and concentrated solely on that goal, they were lucky enough to achieve it. They met the right people at the right time to help them achieve their goals. That’s where the saying, “there are no coincidences, we meet people for a reason,” originates. But I digress, this post is about, are lucky symbols really lucky? Let’s look at a few examples.
The rabbits foot is supposed to be lucky if you carry it around with you; mind you, the rabbit had four of them and it didn’t bring him much luck. The same theory could be applied to the chicken’s wish bone, I bet she’s wishing she still had hers.
The Black cat is supposed to be lucky if one of them crosses your path; of course this will only happen once or twice in your life time, does that mean you’re unlucky for the rest of the time?
The person who crosses their fingers hoping for some miracle to happen is likely to end of up disappointed if they haven’t put in the work first.
Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky of some; we’re lucky with this one because there are only one or two of them every year which means we’re lucky for the rest of the time.
The arrival of the email and the internet has brought us the dreaded chain letter or if you share this post, you will receive a gift within three days. Another version of the chain letter. The only people who get a surprise if don’t reply to letters are the people who don’t pay the bills they receive from the inland revenue.
“The person who sits idly by waiting for a lucky symbol to drag them to their goals in life had better have a comfortable seat.”
There is a great number of lucky charm superstitions from all over the world, they were created in a time before radio and television, when people had very little else to do on dark winter evenings except make up stories to make their lives more interesting.
Remember: There is only one lucky charm in your life and that is you. If you’re lucky enough to be alive and enjoying life, you are incredibly lucky. You don’t need a symbol of any kind to tell you that.