What is it about the number 3?

What is it about the number 3? | 31Daily.com

We’ve all heard about the number 3. It’s attractiveness, perhaps its intrigue. But what exactly is empowering about the number 3?




Perfection, they say, seems to come in thirds.

As humans, we’re attracted to the number 3.

As communicators, we like 3. They say because “having three entities combines both brevity and rhythm with having the smallest amount of information to create a pattern.” And we do like our patterns.

Psychologists tell us our brain can most effectively process things in three’s.

They say from our earliest days, we’ve been taught the power of 3…

• A,B,C
• 1,2,3
• Three blind mice
• Three musketeers
• Quack! Quack! Quack!

The number 3 is used in Scripture 467 times.

• The Holy Trinity
• Three wise men
• Crucifixion at the 3rd hour
• Resurrection on the 3rd day

Designers say collections are most pleasing to the eye in groups of 3.

Artists use the rule of thirds to create beautiful images.

Medical professionals say we remember most in groups of 3.

Doomsayers say bad things happen in groups of 3.

I don’t believe that.

I believe that miraculous things happen in groups of three.

Not because of the number.

But because of its simplicity.

Think of the 3 most powerful phrases you’ve ever heard.

• I love you.
• You are forgiven.
• You are loved.

Three simple words, that when strung together, can change lives, and people… and yes, even the world!

In fact, they have… changed the world.

Speak life.

“There is no greatness where there is not
simplicity, goodness, and truth.”

― Leo Tolstoy

Your words, your simple words, can make the difference, and ultimately… change the world.




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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.