• Maree Mcmanaway

What are your lucky charms in life?

Happy Easter to you too

It got me thinking about rabbits, and lucky charms..

There is no education like adversity (Benjamin Disraeli- 1801-1881)

From around the age of 9-12 years old part of my family moved to a sheep farm, where my father was the shepherd amongst other things.

I fell in love with country life and took to it in all its entirety and became what was then called a "Tomboy" Along with my older 2 brothers, I hunted and trapped possums and eels to skin and onsell the meat in town to families who enjoyed eel and the possum skins went to the tanners.

There are many traditions or interests to be enjoyed on a farm, and one in particular I could sell to my school friends. It was a lucky charm.. the lucky rabbit's foot or tail.

I'm not sure how much luck it brought others but for me the pocket money was handy... :) Thousands of years ago, people believed the limb was imbued with magical properties. Eventually, both a hare's foot and a rabbit's were considered lucky.

There have been many common charms. Another common lucky charm was The horseshoe. I still have a couple nailed to our current home..

Traditionally it was hung over the entrance of a home, given to a newlywed couple, or, more recently, worn as jewelry. Over the years , many stories suggest the link.

This next part I googled.

"In the Irish story of the blacksmith and the devil, one day a blacksmith was working hard in his shop forging horseshoes. Suddenly, the devil appeared and demanded his own shoes. The blacksmith, recognizing the devil, took a burning hot shoe and nailed it deep into the devil's hooves. After walking away, the devil was in such excruciating pain, he ripped the horseshoes off and swore he would never go near one again. Thus, the tradition of hanging a horseshoe over the entrance of a house to ward off evil spirits was born."

What are your lucky charms, or traits that you use to live your life by?

All good businesses have a 1 liner statement, generally a vision/mission.... The warehouse/where everyone gets a bargain.

Or- Loreal, because you are worth it.

Create yourself your 1 liner statement or mantra that describes who you are, what and how you intend to live your life.

Remember that while luck may not always be on your side it can't hurt to set an intention and see what you can catch..

Happy hunting and best of luck to you.

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