Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Luck And Superstition


Hi everyone! I can't believe that another week has gone by I'm back again for another wonder post - the name is incred I know (last weeks here)! Is it just me or is each week going by faster and faster?  My life feels as though its flashing before me eyes at the moment and my exams are going to be here in no time at all - scary!  As you can probably guess from the picture above, this weeks post is going to be on the topic of 'luck'.

I am an incredibly superstitious person and especially when it comes to magpies, where I always find myself uttering 'eye-eye Mr magpie, how's your wife and family?' , along with a salute whenever a single one flutters into sight (definitely a little awkward when surrounded by lots of people) - but somehow I can't seem to prevent myself from carrying this 'little ritual' out. Some may think I'm a little crazy but I'm not alone on this one. Lots of people carry this out and a lot can be learnt for the number of magpies you see - you know the rhyme? I'll remind you, it goes:
1 for sorrow, 2 for joy, 3 for a girl, 4 for a boy, 5 for silver, 6 for gold and 7 for a secret never to be told. I am a firm believer that the number you see depicts what will happen. When my Aunty first got pregnant and broke the news to us, my mum and me saw 3 magpies together a few weeks after which told us it would be a girl. Sure enough, 8 months later she had a girl. The funny thing is, the same thing happened with her second - we saw 3 magpies, she had a girl. I know what some of you are thinking.. 'it's just a coincidence'  and you might be right but i really don't think it was.

Carrying along with the 'superstition' route (well kind of), I am also a BIG believer in fate. You know how the famous saying goes 'everything happens for a reason' and all that, well I for one put everything down for it. Whatever it is, what ever the effect it has, for better or for worse, everything happens because it's meant to and your going to come out better because of it. However, in order for you to achieve the best and 'be lucky' you have to create it yourself by putting yourself forward for things and pushing you past your comfort zone - If not, you're unlikely to be in those situations where you become 'lucky'.


This quote couldn't be truer. If you say that you're unlucky the whole time, you're going to convince yourself that you are in fact unlucky. You also have to remember that luck comes in all shapes and forms. It could be from getting the job of your dreams, winning the lottery, getting good grades, getting a free drink from Starbucks, having your parents buy you the latest gadgets and I could go on. All of these require hard work on the part of you and  an element of fate and luck. Take this, to win the lottery you have to buy a ticket in the first place to be in with a chance. You can't say 'that's so unfair' when someone wins millions when you haven't entered yourself - things like this however tie in with fate too. I don't believe that you're going to win if the time isn't right - fate will decide that for you, so get out there a start creating your own luck!

This post has been a little bit of a ramble but I hope it's interesting or at least readable for some of you. What do you guys think about luck and fate? Comment down below :)

Harriet xo


  1. I totally agree. I think everything happens for a reason, but individual people aren't just born 'lucky' or 'unlucky'. We make our own luck. Your magpie anecdote makes me amazed at how superstitious you are! I'm not that superstitious, but my best friend won't ever let me walk across three grids, etc. It is strange how it worked out to be two girls though...

    1. Aha it amazes me sometimes too. I know that they're not 100% truthful but I have to do the salute, otherwise I think something will happen! It definitely is and I believe it's all down to the magpies aha x


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