I am a sucker for lucky numbers, times and dates. I always make a wish at 11:11 if I randomly notice it on a digital clock. Yesterday, I just happened to look at my phone at 11:11 and since the date was 11/11, I sent my husband a text saying, “make a wish!” I guess I figured if there was ever a time that it might just work, that would be the luckiest time to try it! Did anything different or magical happen to me? Nope. Nothing. It never does. Yet, I won’t stop doing it!!
Today, the sequential date was 11/12/13. I keep hearing that this makes this a “lucky day.” Being at the beginning of a century we have been able to experience one of these “lucky” dates a bunch of times, 1/2/03, 2/3/04, 3/4/05…..I am sure you get the idea… There’s only one more sequential date this century and that will happen on December 13 next year. That is unless we live outside of America where the dates are written in Military Time. In those countries they will find December 11 as their lucky day!
So why do so many of us think that dates and numbers are lucky, or unique or magical? There is Pi day celebrated each year on 3/14. May 4th is a big day for Star Wars fans, “May the 4th be with you.” One of my good friends was born on 7/7/70 so not surprisingly her lucky number is 7. My “lucky” number is always changing. For a long time it was #3, because my all time favorite hockey player, Ken Daneyko wore it on his jersey. Dave has two lucky numbers, #16 his birthday and #36 which was his badge number at work. Are these numbers really lucky? Not really, but they have a story behind them though and I guess that makes them special to us.
My favorite lucky number story just happened. On my brother’s birthday last week, he told a friend that he was feeling very sad knowing that he’d never get another present from Francine. He played the lottery with her birthday number, 031. He won!! $200. Maybe for him, it really is a lucky number. Even if it isn’t, he’s got a great story to tell.