Being raised in the South superstitions is ingrained in daily life. We participate in them without thinking a lot of times. Here are some of my favorites and many I’ve participated in even though I am not superstitious:
Ф ~ 7 years bad luck for breaking a mirror ~ Ф
₤ ~ Unlucky for the groom to see the bride before the wedding ~ ₤
Ӄ ~ Bad luck for a black cat to cross your path ~ Ӄ
Ѯ ~ Find a penny, pick it up and all day long, you’ll have good luck—My husband says you can only pick it up if it’s on heads. If it’s on tails, then it’s bad luck. I pick up all pennies! To me that’s the universe’s way of saying ‘howdy, Gracen, I see you’—nothing freaky about that, huh? *grins* ~ Ѯ
∂ ~ Bad luck comes in threes (Boy, oh, boy how many times have I said this!) ~ ∂
Ѱ ~ Make a wish on a wish bone (guilty of doing this every holiday growing up!) ~ Ѱ
Ђ ~ Cross your fingers for luck! Ha! I still do this! ~ Ђ
I could go on and on with superstitions, but I’ll stop there.
My favorite number is 13. And I celebrate Friday the 13th rather than fret over it. I had an employer once that was so superstitious about Friday the 13th, he wouldn’t leave home that day for fear of the bad stuff that would tackle him that day. A bit extreme? I think so, but according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in North Carolina, about 17 million people fear Friday the 13th. Yowzers! My employer is so not alone.
Instead of worrying about some eerie superstitious malady that may befall us this Friday the 13th, let’s have a giveaway! I’m giving away these 2 Voodoo Dolls that I picked up in New Orleans. There will be 2 winners and the Rafflecopter entries are EASY!