Those of you who know me know that I am a very logical thinker, not a person who would normally believe such things, but my early training from my mother about good and bad luck runs pretty deep. Here are some of her most popular superstitions. Do any of them sound familiar or ring true for you?
- If your palm itches, you are going to receive some money.
- Spilled salt is bad luck unless you immediately throw some grains from the spill over your left shoulder.
- Dropping a knife means you are going to have a male visitor; dropping a fork means a female visitor; and dropping a spoon means a child is coming over.
- Putting shoes on top of a table is really, really bad luck.
- Opening an umbrella inside is bad luck.
- Knocking on wood right after a sign of “bad luck” happens can reverse it.
- Never make a toast with water; it will bring bad luck to everyone toasting.
- Bad news always comes in threes.
- Getting up on the wrong side of the bed is bad luck.
I think there are things in this life that we know on some level but don’t know how or why we know them. So, it makes sense to me to do what I can to try to encourage the good and discourage the bad.
Wishing you abundant good luck and none of the bad this spooky season,