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.