I have an idea for a luck-themed personal scavenger hunt. Rather than doing this as a group activity, I like the idea of pursuing these luck-related items on my own. And in fact, I like the idea of not even seeking them out specifically, but just being conscious of them if they come into my life (if I get lucky, so to speak).

Falkor, the Luck Dragon

Falkor, the Luck Dragon

“Luck” is culturally-specific, but here are some items that are generally considered lucky (in order of my perceived likelihood of stumbling across them in daily life):

  • The number 7
  • A penny
  • A pair of dice
  • A ladybug
  • A horseshoe
  • A four-leaf clover
  • A shooting star
  • A rabbit’s foot
  • A unicorn
  • A leprechaun
  • The Luck Dragon from Neverending Story

Once I come across all of the items, I’ll consider myself very lucky. Maybe that would be a good time to embark on a new venture. Or buy a lottery ticket.

p.s. I am not a superstitious person, so I’m really not one to endow objects or occurrences with any special meaning. Every once in awhile I find myself knocking on wood, crossing my fingers, or saying, “Don’t jinx it!” But I don’t really believe these things make a difference; it’s more out of habit than true belief. Still, I dig scavenger hunts…and unicorns.