Monday, August 27, 2018

Luckier than seven

"I'm a great believer in luck. I've found that the harder I work, the more I have of it."  Thomas Jefferson.

Lucky Seven's summary on Google seems a bit skewed:  "In the creation story, God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh day. Scholars have found that the number seven often represents perfection or completeness in the Bible. In Judaism, there are seven heavens. ... Seven is also a prime number, which means it can only be divided by itself and one".

So I searched on for more about the story of luck and lucky.  It is much more wide-spread than the creation story.  There are hundreds  of things considered lucky.  Here is just the start of the lucky story:
  • Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Charms.
  • Lucky Horseshoe Charms.  
  • Lucky Dice (Fuzzy or Otherwise) Charms
  • Ladybugs as Good Luck Charms
  • Lucky Number Seven Charms
  • Lucky Number Eight Charms
  • Lucky Rabbit Foot Charms.
There are many more good luck charms than these, according to  Here is an article on 50 good luck charms from around the world.  There seems to be a lot of good luck to be found:
Turtles (protection from black magic)Four-leafed cloverHorseshoe (open end up, for protection)Cat's eye
Cricket (to alert when danger is near)Acorn (protect from lightning)Coins (in a new jacket pocket)Sapphires
Dolphins (for protection)BambooAn axe (for success)Amber
Pig (for wealth) Wheels 
Red bat (for long life) Ladders (but not when leaning against a wall) 

What Do Lucky Shapes and Objects Mean?

Ankheternal lifeHeartlove and wisdom
AxesuccessHornstrength, power, abundance
Circlegood fortuneKeyaccess to love and the gods
Crescentlucky for young children and mothersLadderaccess to heaven
CrossTree of LifeTrianglecycle of life
Handgood luckWheelBuddhist cause and effect

If we keep track of all that is lucky we also keep track of who is lucky.  Would you like to know about the top 10 luckiest people in the world?
This is number 10:
When his car collided with a truck and he was crushed under the impact, everyone thought it was the end of the line for Australian Bill Morgan, even the doctors. Declared legally dead for more than 14 minutes, he was somehow revived and managed to survive after only 12 days in a coma, even after family removed life support.
But his luck doesn’t end there. To celebrate his survival, he bought a “Scratch It” card and won a car worth AUS$17,000 (now worth about AUS$25,000). When the local news station heard about him and all his good fortune, they were so impressed, they did a segment about him on the show. They asked him to reenact the scene by scratching off another card, only for him to win a whopping further $250,000 again during the live show.”
Number 1 is Frank Selak of Croatia. He has eluded death 7 times and won a million dollars in a lottery.  The lucky 10 stories are HERE

Dezi is peaking out from below a hemlock today.

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