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Feng Shui and the 3 Legged Frog – A Lesson in Gratitude

Centering Thought

When we give without expectation,

we are rewarded with fortunate blessings.


Tis the season to be grateful - we need not to wait for a season to remind us, let's create the feng shui message to feel it every day.

One of my favorite feng shui lessons in gratitude and fortunate blessings tells the story about the experience of a 3 legged frog.

My favorite version of the story goes something like this:

Once upon a time there was a 3 legged frog who found himself at the bottom of a well. Calling out “help me, help me please” with hopes someone would come to his rescue, a passing farmer heard his cries and proceeded to lower the bucket down into the well to retrieve the frog. Once the farmer brought the frog to safety, the farmer smiled and continued on his way.

The next morning the farmer awoke to find gold coins under his pillow, which appeared again every day for the rest of his life.

The moral of the story is, when we give without expectation, we are rewarded with fortunate blessings.

Icons are part of Feng Shui symbolism, a popular icon is this 3 legged frog. It is said to place this “3 legged frog” in the prosperity corner of your home and you will attract prosperity. These icons are typically carved in wood or stone and are sitting on a pile of coins with a coin sticking out if its mouth. I delved deeper into this “icon” and this is what I have come to know:

  • My “prosperity corner” is my “fortunate blessings area”

  • Here I am reminded of my fortunate blessing, which I am grateful.

  • Whichever icon I choose to place in this area of my home and my office, it is a reminder for me to give without expectation and to be grateful for all the fortunate blessings I have already received.

What are some icons that connect with your feelings of gratitude and fortunate blessings?

~ Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt. is a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner & Educator working with people creating healthy abundant lifestyles embracing the feng shui principles for people, pets, places and things! Visit for your free gift. 201.906.5767

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