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Have you noticed how often the number three crops up in our lives?   Do you ever wonder why three seems to be so significant?  The number three appears to play an important part in our beliefs, religions and arts.

 Stories:

The Three Bears

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Stooges

The Three Musketeers

Three Blind Mice

There are 3 witches in Macbeth

Books are often Trilogies

Religion/beliefs:

The Holy Trinity

The Hindu Trimurti

The Three Jewels of Buddhism

Mind, body and Spirit

Three wise men

Jesus rose from the dead on the 3rd day

Three virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity

Sport:

Baseball – 3 strikes and the batter is out

Cricket –  if a bowler takes 3 wickets in a row it is called a hat trick

Superstitions/phrases:

It is unlucky to be the third person to light a cigarette from the same match or lighter; yet

we say “Third time lucky”.

When we want everyone to do something together, we may call out “On the count of three”.

You wait ages for a bus and then they come along in threes

Others

Three primary colours

Three wishes

 I have listed  just a few of the “Three’s” I can think of.   Maybe you can add some more, or have a theory on “Three”.

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The end of my lilies

Today, I threw out my lovely lilies, because they are getting floppy and dropping their pollen.  Such a shame, because of my sinus infection I haven’t been able to enjoy the beautiful perfume they exude.  Oh well, off to Waitrose to treat myself to some more.  However, Sunday is Mothers Day so perhaps I should wait a while in case the girls send me flowers.  Wouldn’t that be good!

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