Monday, February 28, 2011

White Rabbit Day Challenge

For some reason for many years, more than twenty, I've tried to say "white rabbit" the first thing when I wake up in the morning on the first day of the month. The trick is to say white rabbit before I say anything else. It isn't an easy thing to remember to do. I don't try to say white rabbit every month, only some times, perhaps about half the time. I made the white rabbit tile above in honor of white rabbit day.

Now why do I do this? Why would I want to try to say white rabbit the first day of the month? It's supposed to bring me good luck for the whole month. I'm not particularly superstitious, and I'm not sure I believe this, but I figure why not, what does it hurt. Plus there's the power of positive thinking. If I think I'm going to have good luck, then maybe I will.

Sometimes I tell people this story and they look at me like I'm silly believing that. Other times people ask me if I really think it's true. Still others say they are going to try it and when I ask them the next day if they succeeded, they most often say they forgot. Of course I've got Gary trying to remember to do this too. Sometimes we surprise ourselves and we each remember, other times we remember after we've said something else so it doesn't count. Other times we forget completely.

Before I posted this I thought I'd look up to see if anyone else has posted a topic about a white rabbit. Much to my surprise, there's a long standing superstition of saying Rabbit Rabbit or White Rabbit just as I've described. So I think someone must have told me this and I incorporated it into my life somehow.

So I challenge you to say white rabbit on March 1st. See if you can remember to say white rabbit the first thing in the morning when you wake up. And please let me know if you succeed or not. Even if you think it's silly just try it, it's fun and harmless, so why not? Remember now, this is a short month, and tomorrow is March 1st, so don't forget.


  1. As a child the thing to do was to say 'White Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit! (3 times) and then there was ' a pinch and a punch for the first of the month', if you said the white rabbit thing first then noone could pinch and punch you. I do wonder where these childrens games start!

  2. funny where these things come from and we could all use some luck!

  3. I heard it as being "rabbit, rabbit" but even though I think about it, I always forget to do it. Oh well, my luck is pretty good anyway. If it were any better, I might have to pay taxes.

  4. Never heard of it but sure gonna give it a try! Thanks Linda.

  5. Never heard of this!
    I think I'll take your challenge and see if I can remember to say White Rabbit tomorrow morning. Just to test the ol' noggin!
    Have a great day!

  6. Oh I love this! On so many levels that I can't even tell you. I haven't done the Rabbit thing, but I will start tomorrow for sure! The thing that Hubby and I do every day is write down our "song of the day"'s whatever song each of us has in our mind when we wake in the morning. I can be pretty funny!

  7. OOPS...I meant to say IT can be pretty funny, not I... Although I am funny, in a funny sort of way...sigh

  8. Cool post, Linda..yes, I will try is a good mind starter in the a.m..:)
    Have a fun day.Cheers, T.

  9. I had forgotten about this...I heard from an elderly gentleman 25+ years ago to say "Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit".
    Just for kicks I just googled it and all versions mentioned are on Wikipedia. I could use some good-luck so hopefully I can remember to say it in the morning. "We should all report back on our good-luck success the end of March.

  10. Hi Anna, thanks, yes some of these games are like childhood rituals, something fun and yet also an analolgy that life isn't always all good, the punch.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, yes we sure could use some luck.

    Hi Patti, thanks, yes taxes and insurance, without those I might have much better luck.

    Hi Ronna, thanks, I hope it works for you.

    Hi Patricia, thanks, I think you are right, it is a good test for the brain, the older we get it doesn't hurt to challenge ourselves in that category.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, song of the day is a good one. I hate it when I hear a song I don't want to remember and it sticks with me all day. I hope you remember to say white rabbit.

    Hi Trish, thanks, a mind starter, and you know that is really the idea perhaps to have something in good in your mind at the beginning of each day to take you through it positively.

    Hi Paula, thanks, yes that's right we have to report back if have had good luck for the whole month.

    If I can remember I will post again on March 31 with the title White Rabbit which will be a reminder of the end of the month report and a reminder for April first, oh April fools, better remember white rabbit that day. Ha.


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