It’s Friday the 13th. Unlike many, this isn’t a day where I binge horror films or anything like that; for the most part, this isn’t something that usually even registers with me. I am not an ultra-superstitious or fear-loving person. It’s just not my style.
However, I thought for today’s blog it might be nice to touch on a few of the superstitions and fears that I do kind of adhere to…
- I DO HAVE THINGS WITH THE NUMBER 5
If I am checking something, I check it five times. Is the door locked? Let me turn the knob five times. Did I turn off the stove? I look at the stovetop and count to five. I don’t know where this started, but I know I’ve been doing it since college. I just feel better and sure that I didn’t make a big mistake if I count to five or check five times.
- PICKING UP THE PENNY
As a rule, I don’t necessarily believe in good or bad luck. However, if I see a penny laying head’s up, I’m probably going to pick it up. If there’s a penny head’s down, I might see if I can flip it somehow and then pick it up. It can’t hurt.
- KNOCK ON WOOD
If you’ve ever been on a consultation call with me, I am known to say “knock on wood–even though this is from IKEA and is probably only 5% actual wood.” If it’s around, I will knock on wood to reverse or prevent back luck. Again, it can’t hurt
- RABBIT RABBIT
The rumor is if you say “Rabbit Rabbit” as the first words of a new month it will ensure good fortune for the duration of it. Seems a little of a stretch, but if I remember to do it, I will.
- BAD LUCK COMES IN THREES
This one…it seems legit. In my life, problems come as a trio, so I do at times find myself waiting for the bottom to fall out after something not-optimal happens. Maybe this is real, maybe it’s just a self-fulfilling prophecy, whatever it may be, it seems legitimate in my life. Likewise, though, good things also seem to come in threes, so I guess I’ll take it.
Are you superstitious? What superstitions do you believe in?
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