Some people really believe in tokens of good luck such as: a four leaf clover, a rabbit's foot (not lucky for the rabbit), a horse shoe, rubbing the head of a red-headed boy or having a cricket chirping on your hearth.
I don't consider myself a superstitious person but there are a few things that I consider lucky.
When I go to the mall, the grocery store, the gym or anywhere there's a large parking lot; if I find a parking place where I can pull straight through two parking places and be in the same aisle as the front door and then to be able to pull straight out of the parking place when I leave, I know it will be a lucky day!
Google Image - You can tell by the way the cars are parked that there will be many people who will have a lucky day!
You might remember from a previous post that I LOVE glitter. Just to be able to make something using glitter makes for a lucky day. However, you may not be aware of this little known fact: after working with glitter, if you find one or two sparkles any where on your body, especially on the face, that is good luck!
Last week I worked with students as they decorated paper Easter eggs with glue and glitter. At the end of the project, many students were OCD in getting each tiny square of glitter off their hands and clothes. I let them know how lucky they'd be if they miss a few glitter spots. Today I was doing therapy with a 5-year-old. There were a few morsels of glitter on the table and one eventually found its way to her hand. She held up her hand and said, "Look! I'm lucky!" I felt proud.
Last, but not least, if you find an old fanny pack that had been hiding for years, just before you leave on vacation, you will really have a lucky day!
And if you take a picture of it on your ironing board you'll bring double the luck!
(I'll be so stunning in Old Nauvoo next week!)
What do you consider to be your good luck charm?
Sidenote: We're driving to Nauvoo. I looked on the weather map only to see warnings of severe weather with possible tornadoes during our drive time. Wish us luck!!