Why do we have superstitions? Who started all of these weird little things? Why do we follow them to this day?
There are few that ‘haunt’ me in that I have to do them. And sadly I have passed a few on to my kids as well.
One is railroad tracks. I have to lift my feet when going over railroad tracks. If I don’t, I will have bad luck. I think my sister actually started me on this one.
I don’t care to walk under a ladder but that is mostly so nothing or no one will fall on me.
I try to be careful with mirrors because I certainly don't want 7 years of bad luck. Why 7?
The whole black cat thing doesn't bother me too much. I have had black cats in and out of my life for as long as I can remember. I even had two different black cats as a child (not at the same time) and they were both named Midnight. However, I used to know a girl that if a black cat ran in front of her car, she would stop and turn around. Crazy, huh?
Then there is the whole good luck penny.
Find a Penny, Pick it Up
All day long you'll have Good Luck.
Unless of course is it heads down. Then you flip it over and give the luck to the next person.
What are some superstitions that you have to adhere to in your life?