Good Things Always Come In Threes.

You know the saying right? Good things always come in three’s. Only for me it’s not just a saying, it genuinely seems to happen, and the same also goes for bad events. For example, a couple of years ago, we had a power cut at school, then the next day our pipe sprung a leak, and then we had another power cut at home. I’m sure you’ve all encountered this weird rule of three right? I can think of so many other examples, three electrical products breaking all at once, (in my case, the washing machine, the kettle, and my straightners) or three good events happening in succession. It’s strange right? Even when writing, when we want to validate a point we often use alliteration or repeat the word three times. Heck, there’s even a Rule of Three in writing – A principle in writing that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things.

Perhaps the answer lies in the history of religion? Christianity, for example puts a huge emphasis on the number three. Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, and perhaps the more well known example is The Holy Trinity. The three central focal points of Christianity; The Father, The Son, and The Spirit.
The Wiccan religion (which I believe Christianity used to inform some of their own practices) also seems to revolve around the Law of Three, or the Threefold Law, which many of you may know from it’s similarities with karma. The essential idea is that whatever energy you put out into the world, it will be returned threefold. For example, if you murder someone, that’s negative energy, and so that will be returned to you, but three times as bad. Oh yes, I like this law, payback’s a b***ch 😉

Hmmm….before I started writing this had no idea I knew so much about religion……! Pease feel free to correct me if any of this stuff is wrong. 🙂

So what do you guys think? The mysterious Rule of Three: An utter coincidence? Some kind of weird wiring in the human race? Or something else entirely?

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So, what actually sparked this post off was, yepp, you guessed it, three good things happened to me. Thank you Rule of Three’s! 🙂 In an attempt to avoid another boring blog award post, I thought I’d structure this one a little differently. 🙂 To explain, I received the Versatile Blogger Award from JumbledMinds, then I received several more Blogging Awards from Novel Journey’s,and today I woke to the happy realization that Chris over at Write to Perfect had given me another award! Thank you so much Chris! You have a great blog and I wish you all the best of luck with your writing and your latest book 🙂 You guys should go check him out, especially if your a fan of Steampunk fiction.

For this award I have to list 7 things about myself that my readers would find interesting boring:

1) I am not a morning person.
2.) When I talk to animals I put on this weird kidish voice.
3.) I dislike cereal, and have recently gone off toast, which makes the mornings somewhat problematic.
4.) I’m always tapping my foot, nodding my head, or swaying to some invisible beat that no one else can hear. Luckily my best friends have accepted this strange trait :S
5.) I love country music, it’s just…..ugh I can’t even describe it. I wish I had a country accent, I love the way words sound when they express them.
6.) I have a Twitter account @FuzzySippers22, feel free to add me 🙂 (shameless self promotion, I know, but I’m running out of ideas.)
7.) Urmmm….I like……um…Fajitas?

Next, I am supposed to Nominate 7 bloggers and let them know they’ve been nominated.
Well, here’s where I’m going to cheat a little bit. I would like to nominate this Kreativ blogging award to………

Every single one of you.

All the blogs I follow are amazing, and the blogs that follow me are even more amazing! Thank you so much for tagging along with me on my blogging journey, I appreciate every comment, and every like and I just couldn’t chose between you all 🙂 So this one’s for you! Feel free to parade your badge proudly on your own blog (like I do, I love a good label :P) or again, if you are not interested, don’t feel obligated and just ignore it 🙂

P.S. I am still very interested to hear anyone’s opinion’s on the mysterious Rule of Three! 🙂


33 thoughts on “Good Things Always Come In Threes.

  1. I’ll be honest I’m not one for numbers, which probably stems from my deep-rooted hatred for mathematics so I never thought of the Rule of 3 before. Although I will agree that the Threefold rule of Wicca is pretty awesome, ‘Do as you will as long as you harm none.”

    Ps. Who DOESN”T put on a childish voice when they talk to their pets? Besides I’m pretty sure they love it when we talk to them like that. 😀

    • Haha I hate maths too, loathe it in fact 😛
      I went through a stage a while ago when I was fasinated by Wicca, I still am but it’s cooled down a little. I love some of their traditions and their thoughts on nature, but the Threefold law is definitely the coolest 🙂

      Haha touché 😉

      • How coincedental, I used to be a Wiccan, not to say that I don’t still believe in its principles.
        Its just that nowadays I’m not too keen on labels. Because I believe in other principles too, like Zen and Stoicism, to say “I’m Christian” or “I’m Wiccan” is pigeon-holing . I like to take whatever resonates with me, from various religion/doctrines, and make it my own. If that makes sense… 🙂

      • Wow, that’s awesome! I never would have guessed. I’m really interested to find out more about it actually, I find it such a fascinating religion, and it’s an excellent base to create a story around, which I’ve got a vague idea for actually. I might have to pick your brains at some point 😉 Any idea where I should start? From researching it previously I know it can get pretty compilcated haha.
        That makes perfect sense, I think more people should do that 🙂

      • I haven’t read anything Wiccan-related in a while so I’m a bit rusty. ;P

        So cool, I would love to read a Wiccan story! My first ever book I read was one by Vivienne Crowley. In Britain, there’s loads of great books you can buy-you’ll be spoilt for choice! Get a book that deals with the basics- that lists important dates, has a herbal Grimoire and of course its history. Read up on Rune magic as well, I think you’ll enjoy that aspect. 🙂

        Thats one of the reasons I got frustrated with it. I’m not one for rituals. Simple spells are fine and I love candle magic(which I still practice) but keeping up with the seasonal rituals was a chore. Especially since I live in the Southern Hemisphere, the dates in my books apply only to the North, so I had to keep calculating the dates. Eg. Here, we are supposed to celebrate Samhain in March!

      • Yeah, I guess I find the real problem is differentiating between the real books and the useless tacky ones aimed at tweenagers haha. Ahh I did delve into the rune thing for a while, I wrote up a load of stuff about which ones meant what, I absolutely loved it! Still do actually…. 😛 Thanks I will definitely check for those aspects in the contents page 🙂

        Yeah I see how that could get annoying….and confusing! Ahh see Samhain. Even words sound cooler in the Wiccan world! Who needs Haloween when you can have Samhain!?!?! Haha 🙂

    • Haha three Hunger Games books! Love how you slipped that in there 😉 Really? That’s interesting, I don’t know as much about the Muslin faith, only a little, but that’s really interestin to know. I wonder if Christianity and Wicca are the only examples, but the rule of three is very prominant in them 🙂

  2. Nice one Becky.

    Your dislike of cereal and toast is an odd one and goes hand-in-hand with you not being a morning person. Perhaps you are turning into a nocturnal badger? Worth getting checked out what with you loving the country so much.

    Incidentally I managed to complete three levels on Angry Birds whilst on the toilet at work today. I wonder what it means?

    Look, I have gone and ruined your nice post again.


    • Thanks 🙂
      Haha nocturnal badger! I like that. That could well be the reason, and I do love the countryside. Hmm…I think I better go make friends with the badgers in my back garden, brb.
      They wouldn’t come out, I don’t think they like me. Maybe if I get out out my badger suit……
      Haha I would say that means your obsessed with angry birds and should go to app therapy. The first step is admitting you have a problem 😉 It’s strange that you played three games though. Strange, strange universe.
      Haha not at all, I enjoy your comments, they make me laugh.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am quite a believer of the rule of three, things in my life tend to happen in threes.
    Also i didnt know if you had heard of the power of seven? that is quite a religous one and i had to study it while i was still in school. Its along the same thought trail as the rule of three 🙂

    • Cool, your the same as me then 🙂 It’s weird how these things happen!

      I have vaguely heard of it I think. What’s it about? Does it link at all with the fact that there’s seven sacrements in Christianity, and seven pillar things in Buddhism or is that a random coincidence?

      • yeah its to do with that, i can only just remember it though! Its to do with the number 7 pops up in a lot of religious texts, and is seemed a holy number, i think 🙂

  4. I was told that “3” was the perfect number when foreshadowing, or building up to a major plot point in a story. Two hints, then the actual occurrence. Less doesn’t give enough build-up to the importance of what you unveil. More tends to be too much, leaving readers with an, “Aright already… we GET it,” feeling.

    In Disney’s “Cinderella” (I know… weird example, but some of those movies are pure plotting genius) I think she loses her slipper twice in the story before she ever goes to the ball. Just a little thing, but the idea that she’s prone to such an action makes it all the more believable when it becomes a big turning event in the outcome.

    Gratz on your nominations. Keep writing!

    Laura RItchie

    • That’s a great point. 🙂 I’ve read several books that have hinted at an occourance too many times like you said above, and it really does get annoying!

      Cinderella’s an excellent example. I’m actually reading The Grimm Fairytales at the moment (they transcribed many stories from the middle class, including Cinderella) and they definitely have a trend running through all of their stories of repeating things three times. It”s a very dominant part of their storytelling that I’ve noticed.

      Thank you I will! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  5. hmm one week I met three persons from Algeria online, what I don’t usually do through poker and language learning web site…I never even knew where Algeria is…and then boom…three persons, in three different days, just in one week. I am still friend with two of them. It might sound silly…but its really weird to me. And if there is meaning…I would like to know whats going on.

  6. I do believe that certain numbers have more power than others and three is one of the big guns, along with seven and thirteen. You will find it in almost every religion and philosophical beliefs throughout history, so there must be something to it, right?

    Interesting titbit: One theory on why pointing is considered rude is that, when most people point at something (or someone) they point their thumb downwards (drawing energy from the Earth), their index finger points forwards (sending the energy towards whatever or whoever is being pointed at) and the remaining three fingers point back towards themselves (delivering three times the energy that is being sent out). The law of three at work. So if you point at someone, you better be sure it is with good intentions!

    • Oooh you do? That’s cool, 🙂 I guess I do to an extent as well. I’m definitely with you on the number thirteen, although I didn’t realise there was significance to seven as well! I’m glad this post wasn’t just a random rant and can be justified, lol.

      Really? Gosh that’s so fascinating! I really love Wicca, I wish I could find the time to study it more, I’ve wanted to get some non-fiction books on the subject actually but it can be quite hard to pinpoint what is the real stuff and worth reading and what is just commercial stuff. I love so many of the beliefs in it, especially in relation to nature.

      Thanks for the great theory! 😀

      • A great place to start would be ‘The Witches Bible’ (not sure who wrote it), ‘Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner’ by Scott Cunningham or anything by Starhawk. Also, the ‘Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft’ is excellent for beginners. Basically, anything that concentrates on the spiritual side of Wicca and only includes spells as a part of the package.

        I would steer clear of what I call the ‘Fluffies’. They are easy to recognize because they jump right into the spells while only showing a passing interest in the spirituality of Wicca. They also distinguish between ‘White Magic’ and ‘Black Magic’ and insist they are the former. In actuality, there is no such thing. Magic is like electricity – it has no innate morals of it’s own. The good or bad lie solely in the intent of the user. Just as electricity can be used to power either a heart monitor or an electric chair, so magic can be used for either good or ill.

        It is very important to gain a basic understanding on the spiritual beliefs and the mechanics of ritual before trying to perform any spells. Always remember, though, that these books are a beginners guide. They will teach you the necessary basics, but they are the author’s story, the author’s journey, the author’s path. Unlike monotheism, pagan paths are unique to the individual. There are a few golden rules that should be learned by everybody, but after that, you must find your own way.

      • Thanks for all the great advise! I will definitely look into these, the spiritual side is what I am more interested in anyway rather than the spells. 🙂

        White magic and black magic? Hmm that’s interesting to know, I must admit, white vs black magic does sound like something that would be more commercially successful, it sounds like something people would want to read about rather than what the religion is actually about.

        I read this great series by Cate Tiernan, I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of them? They’re often called the Sweep or Wicca series and I reviewed the first book on here so you might want to check it out. 😀 It’s one of my favourite all time series and first introduced me to Wicca and left me hungry for more. I’m sure a lot of things have been glamorized in the book so I would love to check out some more realistic sources. You might enjoy the books so it might be worth checking out.

        Thanks again for all the advise, I may have to pick your brain again some time in the future if that’s ok? 🙂 It’s something that really interests me.

      • I just read the review. It looks interesting. I will definitely look it up. As for picking my brain – If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I cannot guarantee I will have all the answers, but if I don’t know, I will do my best to find out. I agree, Wicca is a very interesting spirituality.

  7. Its happened to me a bunch of times too. Good and bad.. Its happening now to my Boyfriend. He met and start dating me in August after a 5 year stint of dating No One after a bad relationship n breakup . Got an awesome promotion at work and is about to be a 1st time Home Buyer 🙂 Closes in approximately 30 days. Pretty awesome.

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