Hands up if you have,
at least once, made sure you had your lucky charm with you when you went for a
dream job, took part in a competition or started a new year? How many times have you heard someone say
they were wearing their ‘lucky’ socks or ‘lucky’ pants? You’d be surprised how many people actually
think a particular piece of clothing will bring them luck. Socks and pants are not the only things
deemed ‘lucky’ with certain ‘lucky’ objects passed down through generations.

A White Rabbit’s Foot is
considered lucky from an ancient belief, which considered the rabbit a close
friend to the god of fertility, due to their field of reproduction. We all know rabbits just keep having little
bunnies. It is believed that rabbits
were blessed with luck and the ability to reproduce, with the blessing
considered extendible to others. So this
charm would come in really handy if you might be thinking of starting a family.

Four leaf clover is not
as common as a three-leaved clover, and if you have been out in the country side
where these grow wild, you will see others looking for the one with that extra
leaf. These leaves, according to
tradition, bring good luck to their finds, especially if you come across them
accidentally. Each leaf is believed to
represent; faith, hope, love with the fourth being luck.

A Laughing Buddha, the pot-bellied
statue that appears to be smiling or laughing is said to be lucky and its
presence is believed to bring good fortune.
Not just practising Buddhist have one of these in their homes, with many
choosing to include this particular statue as part of their home furnishings.

Newly married couples
are commonly given silver horse shoes as a token of good luck, but in the olden days horse shoes were hung in
many homes to protect the family and bring them good fortune.

Not an object, or a
piece of clothing is the action of crossing your fingers ‘for luck’ before you
roll a dice or put your hand into a container of prizes, hoping to pull out the
star prize. I’m sure someone has told
you or texted you ‘fingers crossed’ before am important day, with the action
replaced by a verbal or virtual good luck.

So do you have a
‘lucky’ object you wouldn’t leave home without?
If not, which one is for you?