Seven is a special number. It is
considered lucky because we have an affinity for it: most people consider
seven their favourite number or choose it when asked to pick a number between
one and ten.
Seven is prevalent in our daily lives too: seven days in a week,
seven continents, seven oceans, seven vertebrae in the neck, seven colours in a
rainbow, seven wonders of the ancient world, seven deadly sins. In fact, some
researchers argue that human memory works best if it remembers up to seven
Seven also features strongly in the religions of the world:
in the creation story of the Bible, God made the world in six days and rested
on the seven, thus scholars believe it represents perfection or completeness.
In Judaism, there are seven heavens. In the Islam’s holy book, the Koran,
Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca walk around the Kaaba seven times. In
Chinese culture, seven represents Yin and Yang combined with the Five Elements
(water, fire, earth, wood and metal), while in Confucianism this combination is
believed to represent harmony.
Seven is, therefore, an important number and most often a
Seven years pass by in a flash.
I have written a lot during these seven years (794 posts on
this blog) and a lot has happened. It is enough time to reflect, to grow, to
mature, to experience new things, to change the way you react to situations, to
learn how to deal with life especially when things don’t come the way you plan
or hoped they would. It is time that allows you to become stronger and more
resilient. And one way of doing this – for me – is through writing, right here.
By making my own experiences and observations into fictional stories. By
writing motivational stories that I would really like someone else to tell me. By
drawing optimism and positivity from the words that fill a page on a screen.
Seven years may be many or few, depending on how you look at
it. But they are part of what makes us who we are and a chance to reflect on
where we are, according to where we want to be.
So here’s to many more, with the wish to never run dry of
inspiration and creativity!