For the last several weeks, I have been finding lots of coins. They’ve been in the street, on top of trash receptacles, and on the floor in elevators. Fortunately, they have all been heads up. I was taught by my mother that picking up a face up coin brings good luck, while a tails up coin brings bad luck. So I will only pick up coins that are heads up. I feel like I have been having good luck in the last several weeks, and it keeps getting better the more coins I find. The odds against all of these coins being found heads up are very low, so I feel strongly that my good luck is coming from finding these heads up coins.
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?
To this day I won’t get out of bed on the other side of the bed, ever; I never put a pair of shoes on a table in my house; and I have thrown plenty of salt over my left shoulder in my lifetime.
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,
Susan is a frequent volunteer at Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop, where she sorts, prices, and stocks merchandise to her heart's content. Before retirement, she owned and operated a consignment shop for women's plus size clothing in Seattle. Through trial and error and talking with customers, she learned a thing or two. An avid "thrift shopper," Susan loves to buy clothing, especially when she gets good quality and value for her money.
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