It's Friday the thirteenth which is bad luck. I'm not really a superstitious person but I thought this would be a fun post to do today. Yes I have been planning this one for a while. So without ado here are my top five superstitions.
1.Finding a penny heads up = goodluck. I kid you not, if I see one tails up I will flip it over for someone else to pick up. This is one of the few that I actually do practice. I'm not sure I believe the whole "luck" thing but I think it's a nice thought to find one or to help someone else get some "luck"
2.Opening umbrellas indoors is badluck. I may not think it's true but I'm definitely not going to test that hypothesis.
3.Knock on wood. No one wants to jinx themselves. Better be safe than sorry right?
4.Breaking a mirror = 7 years bad luck. So apparently Romans believed that humans were renewed in 7 year cycles and because a persons soul and reflection were intertwined when a person's reflection was shattered so was their soul, until the seven years were up.
5. Sneezing. I read this book once that said that when you sneeze your soul leaves your body for a little bit. So to protect your soul someone has to say "bless you" or the like. I did some research and that seems to be the common consensus on this one.