Maybe most people are looking for anything that would give them luck for every New Year. The kinds of luck they look for are different, like: luck for love, luck to have children, luck for health and, most of all, luck for money or wealth.
A popular source of what luck New Year brings is the horoscope. There are many forecasts and predictions with both the regular zodiac and Chinese zodiac. Some people also rely on fortune tellers who have a high success prediction rate and even pay for their services!
What I find funny every year, especially in the Philippines, are people believing in luck for New Year with round objects like coins, round fruits and red. This belief, I believe, originated from the Chinese. Television stations come up with features about these round things bringing luck for New Year. Often it is a feature in their news programs. It is funny because almost all families who can afford it will buy all the round fruits suggested to bring luck for the following year!
The question is, how come they can’t come up with people who bought these fruits and say they were really lucky for the year that passed? They should at least explain to their audience that the luck they should expect is not more on winning in the lottery, get a high-paying job, landing a big contract or winning big or grand raffle prizes. Have you ever heard anyone who really hit the jackpot attribute their luck on those round objects?
What kinds of luck should people be thankful for after every year:
- That they are alive and kicking.
- Did not have any real bad health concerns.
- That everyone they love is still around and in good health.
- Was not fired or laid off from work.
- Luck enough to survive the year unlike others worse misfortune.
Those round things will not give the luck that you might be craving for. Only very few or maybe only one will hit real good fortune out of luck. The luck for New Year is really on the person and the people that matter most to them.
Happy New Year and Good luck for 2011!