Rabbit, Rabbit…..

June 1st. A fresh start. A new month. Rabbit, rabbit.

I am not sure why I say rabbit, rabbit other than the fact that Robin Roberts from Good Morning America starts out each new month saying this, and hey, if it works for Robin—it is good enough for me.  She confessed once that she does not know why she says it. So maybe I will Google it—have a sip of coffee or favourite libation (depending on the time of day—remember it is 5 o’clock somewhere) and I will be back…

Okay, I am back and here is what I found out in a nutshell: according to that source I promised I would never rely on, Wikipedia, “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” is “a variant of a common British superstition which states that a person should say or repeat the word “rabbit” or “rabbits”, or say the phrase “white rabbits” or “white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits” or some combination of these elements out loud upon waking (or the first moment) on the first day of the month” ensuring good luck for the duration of the month.

Wikipedia also suggested that the superstition may be a survival of the ancient belief in swearing as a means of avoiding evil.


white rabbit

white rabbit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am going to stick to “rabbit, rabbit”—and if it makes me avoid evil and ensures good luck, all the better.

Do you have a superstition that gives you bliss?

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  1. Okay, I’m adding this one! Rabbit, rabbit. Happy June 1st, btw, Lou. I do superstitious things without thinking. Knocking on wood. Tossing salt over my shoulder. Making an X when a black cat crosses my path. Saying a prayer or blessing to someone I see or meet — stranger or not that I think needs that– that life gives them blessings. I know, all silly, but I figure it can’t hurt.

    When I move to a new place, I’ll say a blessing, either out loud or to myself. When I leave a place, I’ll do the same with a goodbye and I’ll thank the “place” for sustaining me while I was there. I’ll leave money in a drawer for someone to find because I think it will make someone happy when they find it. I think places hold energy of the person who was there — that’s always made sense to me since that’s what all of us are — energy.

    Superstitious or not, I think it sends a good vibe out into the Universe and that’s always a good thing.

    Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!

    • I like your superstitions–and like you they are kind and generous–I think I may adopt some of them–thanks for sharing Brigitte!

  2. This post reminds me of how rabbit’s foot key chains were supposed to bring good luck. Maybe it’s the same general idea as the rabbit saying.

    • I always thought that the rabbit’s foot key chains were so unlucky for the poor rabbit

  3. Very interesting superstition. I had never heard about Rabbit, Rabbit before! And I like all of Brigitte’s superstitions!

    • me too- do you have any?

      • Not really. Like Brigitte, I think we’re all energy and the main thing I try to do is to be conscious of my thoughts. I think that habitual thought patterns have a tendency to show up as manifestations, so I try to pay attention to the stories I tell myself. Not really a superstition, but more of a practice of self awareness?

      • A good practice — for a long time I was not self-aware at all–I find I am more aware of my thought patterns now but my physical being is still a mystery to me

  4. I’d never heard that before. Though my favorite meal in my favorite restaurant in Sonoma is a dish called “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit”. Now I get that it is a double entendre.

    Though not really much luck for the rabbit.

  5. Gosh, you gotta love a stream-of-consciousness blog! Rabbit, Rabbit reminds me of Alice and Wonderland and doing lots of wonderful things before breakfast. Perhaps you recall the quote. No time to look it up, said the Mad Hatter! 😉

    • I’ m late, I’m late, I’m late. I’m late for a very important date!

      • Yes, that’s the line!

  6. Ahh learned something new! Happy June LouAnn.

    • it is good to learn something new – Happy June to you too!

      • Summer is always good 🙂

  7. Rabbit, Rabbit 🙂
    Happy new month – Happy June!

  8. Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit. I hadn’t heard of that one, but am more than willing to give it a try. Happy fresh month.

    • if it works then we should go with it! do you have any superstitions?

      • When I was 10 and evil, I used to purposely step on cracks and then watch my mom to see if anything happened..

      • as always, you are dryly hilarious–we were all evil when we were ten weren’t we?

      • My 9 year old’s bday is in a couple of weeks.. I’ll let you know. 🙂

      • ha ha – or should I say–good luck
        by the way–I am bringing the macaroni salad to your picnic if you have it this year

      • perfect!

  9. That was new to me. My favorite superstition is the belief in bad things happening on Friday the 13th. I choose that day to take off. I would tell my children it wasn’t worth driving or leaving our property, not worth the risk to me to mow the grass….as they got older they called it mom strike day and they would do the chores, prepare the meals etc. They always knew I didn’t believe it, but it became a fun way of staying home az a family.

  10. Well, I’ll be/or say “rabbit, rabbit, or whatever it takes to remain surrounded by good karma. I sure can use good karma every day that is for sure. I have a few superstitions but I’ll not write about those here. I have to move my happy little body and get more chores done. Now I have to hurry for I’ve been diddling on WP too long. 🙂

  11. Rabbit, rabbit. That’s a new one to me. Can’t think of any superstitions except when I played baseball….I had a lucky pair of socks….had to wear them for every game, even if they were dirty…..yuck!

  12. Rabbit, rabbit! That makes me think of the John Updike novel, Run Rabbit Run, where the main character’s name was Rabbit.

    happy June 1.

    • didn’t he write several books with the same character–must read them some day

  13. Happy June to you. 🙂 I’m sticking to my “pinch and a punch for the first of the month. “

    • must practice that on my husband–I will be gentle though–will tell you how he reacts

  14. Rabbit, Rabbit is new for me too. I guess one thing I do is say thank you for anything that comes up which makes me feel lucky. Like a traffic light staying green or a parking spot in the first row or almost spilling something but catching it at the last minute. Then I’ll say, Thank you!

    • I like these little miracles too–and think I will adopt your thank yous

      • I think gratitude about even the smallest of things makes life better. And, thank you!

      • 🙂

  15. Fun! Never heard of this before! I can use all the luck I can get…isn’t that true for everyone?! However, I don’t think “rabbit rabbit” really speaks to me…I’ll have to invent my own phrase to ward off bad luck! Mostly I rely on paying it forward to ward off the evil eye…a proactive approach to life! ~ Sheila

  16. Since I missed the 1st day of the month by a few days, I will just keep swearing.

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