I was watching the Olympics again so I apologize for my tardiness. It’s hard to stay on task when all that effort and excitement is going on! The good thing is that it only happens every couple years (including the winter Olympics).

Anyway, I was thinking about the number 18. There are some cool factoids surrounding this number:

18 in Roman times denoted blood relationship and close familial ties. A way writing and saying 18 in Chinese means fortune, wealth and prosperity. “Chai” is 18 in Hebrew. It is the word for “life” .  This where the toast or blessing, “Chaim”, derives from.

I couldn’t decide which one to post so I’m giving you two takes on the #18.