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Thanks for sharing your collection of lucky charms with us, Susan. I don't have any charms per se; however, I do like to keep chocolate nearby when I'm reading. The problem is that it keeps disappearing....

Maryellen Webber

Like you Susan, I keep angels around me. I was seriously ill many years ago and surrounded myself with angels for strength and protection. The quote by Mother Teresa is one of my favorites.


I have always had toys on my desk. Doctor Who has Companions, so do I. Right now I have Cow and R2D2. Cow does nothing except be Cow; R2D2 is a break timer.

In my pocket I generally have a certain touchpiece - it's a sterling silver cross with an angel on it. I got it out of the Sundance catalog back in the day. It has no significance other than as a comfort object, but I feel funny when it's not there.

Michelle H

I'm such a hoarder of tiny little things that I love, and friends and family have been no help in that dept. ;/ I keep all kinds of ephemera. I keep 'stuff' on multiple cork boards, from photos, postcards, tickets (the average stuff) to beautifully constructed very small raggedy Anne and Andy I bought at a quilt shop 30 years ago, to maybe the item that gives me such wonder and joy when I look at it...a perfectly preserved cicada I found in our yard back in Texas.

Now, with all that said, I might actually have better luck if I cleared my workspace off and faced a clean-slate environment (someday.)

I loved everyone else's answers, and yours Susan, especially the netsuke! And who wouldn't have good luck with chocolate around?

Sue McCormick

I have keepsakes all over my house. I never thought of them in terms of luck; but because they remind me of past happiness and of friends, I will now realize the they are charms. So thanks for the insight.

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