Monday, April 4, 2016
Guest Blogger - Duffy Brown and Tote Giveaway!
Lucky Charms…in or out?
Many people believe in lucky charms! And no, I’m not talking about the cereal! A real lucky charm can be anything that brings you good luck and good fortune.
Some common lucky charms you may have heard of are 4-leaf clovers, horseshoes, rabbit’s foot, etc.! But realistically, people’s lucky charms range from one end of the spectrum to the other. It doesn’t really matter what your lucky charm is – as long as you believe it brings you luck!
So why does it bring you luck? Maybe someone told you it did. For example in Braking for Bodies:
“What’s with the garlic and bottle of olive oil?” I asked Fiona when I bumped into her, the two of us heading down the ferry dock crowded with tourists visiting Mackinac Island. “Spaghetti for dinner and I’m invited?”
“The devil himself in three inch lifts is on that ferry.” Fiona growled. “And Irish Donna said garlic and holy oil got rid of evil forces. I figured olive oil marked extra virgin was about as holy as I could get on short notice.”
So for Fiona the good luck charm is garlic and holy...sort of...oil to get rid of the jerk coming in on the ferry. On more than one occasion Irish Donna gives characters in the story her four-leaf clover necklace to protect them when they are in trouble.
And Irish Donna is not alone in the lucky charm department. In baseball many of the players always stop over the base lines. Colin Farrell. Heidi Klum designed a four-leaf clover as the logo of her clothes line and it brought nothing but bad luck. Cameron Diaz wears a lucky horseshoe necklace given to her by a friend to ward off old age. Tiger Woods has a red shirt that brings him luck.
Personally I think I’m bad luck for the Cincinnati Bengals football team...I watch and they lose. I don’t watch and they win! They should pay me not to watch the game. I’m not a lucky person. I don’t win raffles or prizes. My grandparents were amazingly lucky. They always came home from Vegas winners.
My daughter felt that there was a bad vibe in her house and cleansed it by burning sage. I have no idea if it worked but it smelled great. A friend of mine says that his lucky charm is a special $1 bill that his kids signed on a past birthday and he carries in his wallet.
Good luck charms, talismans, rituals come in all shapes and sizes so my questrion to you is do you have a lucky charm? Is there a ritual you believe in like tossing salt over your shoulder or never walking under a ladder?
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