The number 13 is associated with superstitions (as an “unlucky” number), but I also associate it with a baker’s dozen. It seems that English bakers in the 13th century started including an extra loaf in their “dozen” to avoid penalties for shorting their customers on the size/weight of their baked goods (Assize of Bread and Ale).
Today I invite you to reflect on areas in your life in which you may have felt short-changed. What role did you play in this outcome? What role did others play in this outcome? What might you do differently moving forward? You are invited to practice compassion and forgiveness toward yourself and others concerning the past and to make mindful and informed choices in the present and future.