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I only get superstitious during sports playoffs if one of my favorite teams is in it. Even though I doubt whether I shave or not actually affects what the Red Wings do, what does it hurt?
By: PT Dilloway on August 4, 2014
now, now, it's not nice to tempt fate. Bury your mirror and be happy.....or lucky.....or evoloved.
By: omalinda on August 4, 2014
I have learned that itchy palms may soon lead to an itchy pen...ooh, I've said too much already.
By: Al Penwasser on August 4, 2014
Perhaps it is 'good fortune' that you have been so fortunate. They say 'luck is a lady' did your good fortune begin when you met Mrs. C? No... I'm not superstitious... but... I have seen a UFO. :)
By: Daniel LaFrance on August 4, 2014
not exactly saying i believe in superstition, but i try not to press my luck, either. :)
By: TexWisGirl on August 4, 2014
Uh- oh! Yes, I am superstitious. Well, in that I believe that whatever I believe has power. That kind of superstitious. HOWEVER, now you must bury the pieces under a tree during a full moon in order to prevent 7 years of bad luck. At least that's according to the Romans who were the ones responsible for mirrors and their ability to steal our souls for 7 years. I know how helpful I've been here. Ha! You're welcome. Mindy
By: mindy on August 4, 2014
Not superstitious at all.
By: izdiher on August 4, 2014
I guess I am to a certain degree. For instance, I believe bad things happen in threes, because all of my life I have seen this ring true. But, I don't walk under ladders- not because of bad luck, but because with my luck, I would trip and the ladder would fall on top of me. I think black cats are adorable and would stop to pet one. If I broke a mirror, I would be more apt to be upset because it takes forever to pick up all the pieces of it and 9 times out of 10, my bare foot would find the sliver I missed. To be on the safe side, my advice would be to buy a new mirror. Of course, you probably need to bury the broken one, because now that you've thought about it- it could come true. or not.
By: Coloring Outside the Lines on August 4, 2014
I've had my weak moments, but I wouldn't call myself superstitious by any stretch of the imagination. I've broken many mirrors and had my path crossed by many a black cat without consequence. KNOCK WOOD!
By: Mitchell is Moving on August 4, 2014
Nope- I am not superstitious- but I do believe in karma. I do believe in treating others as you would want to be treated. I believe in being kind. That said- I have seen karma in action and I really really try not only to not say- "told you so", but to even think it. That's because I think if you do think it the bad karma from "gloating" can come back on you.
By: Kathe W. on August 4, 2014
Not superstitious, but i do believe that you reap what you sow. And i do tell people "good luck" as a shorthand way of saying that i hope and pray good things happen for them.
By: mimi on August 4, 2014
I broke a mirror once, when I was going thru the loss(es) of family members. I took lipstick or something and wrote on the biggest piece I could salvage "Thank goodness for ONLY 7 more years." It didn't hurt. I actually was blessed with two decades before my next significant trauma.
By: Robyn Engel on August 4, 2014
I'm not superstitious, and I don't believe in luck. Have you seen Tim's Vermeer? Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on August 4, 2014
Superstitions fascinate me but I don't believe in them. I feel I am pretty much responsible for my own fate, not a mirror, cat or umbrella. .
By: Akansas Patti on August 4, 2014
I'm not superstitious. Like you, I consider myself lucky. And the harder I work, the luckier I get.
By: Pixel Peeper on August 4, 2014
Superstitious? Not exactly. But I have healthy kids, so I donate to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital every year. And when my enlarged thyroid was removed, it was at least not diseased, so I donate to Siteman Cancer Center. I don't want for much, so I give to the local United Way. Just preventative measures like that.
By: Val on August 4, 2014
A lot of truth, wisdom here and most importantly they are dressed in humor!
By: John on August 5, 2014
The only thing that concerns me about a broken mirror is stepping barefoot on the glass (which has happened, more than once).
By: Shelly on August 5, 2014
Have you seen the movie "Tim's Vermeer"? Gives you a different idea of using a mirror for artwork.
By: Catalyst on August 5, 2014
My mom was very superstitious, but the only one of her's that has stuck with me is insisting that someone give back a knife as it was given. In other words, if I had you an open pocket knife, you should not give it back to me closed. Oh, and I only stick with that out of respect for her memory.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on August 5, 2014
I'm not superstitious, although I do, prior to an important football (soccer) game find myself setting arbitrary targets to ensure a win for my team - for example, I must reach the other side of the road in 14 strides otherwise my team is doomed!!
By: Bryan Jones on August 6, 2014
My Grandmother was superstitious, and to this day I laugh at her Eastern European beliefs that "mirror" some of the examples you've noted here, Stephen! :)
By: Michael Manning on August 7, 2014
I really want to say that I'm not superstitious but I'm hesitant to wear navy blue tops. They do seem to bring me very bad luck. Aside from that, I was more inclined to "not take chances" when I was pregnant. Otherwise I'm scoffing at myself. ;)
By: Hilary on August 8, 2014
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