One lucky cat: the Maneki Neko of Japan

My sister gave my Mom a Maneki Neko figurine a few years back. My mom loved lucky charms, however, this one was eventually stored in one of the boxes collecting dust. I brought it out and placed it outside our door, and somehow our luck changed while he was there.

Maneki Neko is a lucky cat/lucky figure in Japan that literally means “Beckoning Cat”. There are some great stories about the legend of the Maneki Neko, but the ending is all the same, good fortune comes knocking to those who possess this lucky cat.

There were days when my “cat” was accidentally moved from its location, and when that happens, I seem to find it hard to work within my budget. But whenever the cat is there, good fortune seems to come our way.

However, the thing about lucky charms is you still need to put a lot of work into it to make it work. How then will you expect to get money, if you are not willing to work hard for it. There are a lot of people losing jobs, times indeed are tough, so we have to learn to be practical and start saving and storing food for the winter…and who knows, maybe a little Maneki Neko can change our luck.


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