Thursday, October 12, 2017

TToT - 10/13/17

Ten Things of Thankful

Welcome to Ten Things of Thankful!

We gather here each weekend to share our posts about the things we are thankful for in our lives, and sometimes just to report that we've survived a difficult week; when we start focusing on the positives and the silver linings, we are able see that life is good. We also encourage each other by sharing pieces of our own journey. The people who participate in TToT are a truly awesome bunch from all age groups and all walks of life; I hope you'll join us and invite your blog friends to do the same, everyone is welcome!

At Ten Things of Thankful we believe that there are many little things in our lives to be thankful for each day as well as the big things that stand out. Keep in mind that you are not required to list ten things if you can't come up with that many, nobody is keeping score, just do the best you can! You'll find that once you get started, more things tend to pop into your head. There is no specific format required for your post, you are encouraged to do it your way. Variety makes it interesting!  :-)

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Josie Two Shoes
TToT Coordinator

Please take a moment to answer the following question in the comments section below. It's a fun way for us to get to know each other a little better.  This month has a Friday the 13th, an ominous day for those who are superstitious. Do you believe in any superstitions? Were you raised with any?
 

10 comments:

  1. While i was aware of many superstitions growing up, we were not encouraged to believe them. No matter what, though, i am not a fan of the number 13.

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    1. It is funny that number 13 is not one of your favorites, it has for some unknown reason proven to be a good/lucky number for me. Maybe that's because my life tends to be a little contrary to the norm? :-))

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  2. I am very superstitious except for black cats and Friday the 13th. I am always knocking on wood, won't whistle inside, no bird items in the house, etc.

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    1. I knew you would not be opposed to black cats, you see the beautiful, loving hearts in all of them! Friday the 13th is a good day for me, all things connected to 13 are. I am not familiar with whistling and bird item superstitions and will have to go look it up now. Some indigenous groups believe that owls are portenders of death and never use them symbolically for Halloween or any other time.

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  3. I really wasn't raised with any superstitions, other than not swimming for 30 minutes after eating (which they believed was medically sound at that time). My mother was also adamant that there was "no such thing" as ghosts, although our experiences as children in the house would tend to disagree with that. I don't believe in any superstitions that I am aware of, and the #13 has always proved to be a good/lucky number for me. :-)

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    1. I have to admit that although I think owls are incredibly beautiful, being aware of the superstition involving them tends to make me a little nervous if I see or hear one.

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  4. I was neither raised with superstitions, nor do I believe in any.

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    1. It certainly makes life a little easier if we don't have predisposed reasons of things to be afraid of! Maybe superstition is born out of the need to feel more in control by identifying symbols or warnings, but we know that the liklihood of them being valid is slim to nil.

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  5. No. Not raised with any I can think of.

    I do often think I shouldn't get excited about something I really am looking forward to, for fear that will make it not happen. I don't know where I get this.

    I love black cats and the number 13...triskaidekaphobia. I wrote a short story about that word and the fear of that number once.

    I am fascinated by superstitions though.

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    1. You are right that superstitions are fascinating. I was amazed at home many different ones are identified by an Internet search! We often say or hear "don't jinx it by talking about it" before something good has come to full fruition, I've never thought about that being superstitious, but of course it is! I love black cats too, and I feel bad that they are mislabelled, just as black dogs often are. The number 13 is good for me too! You knew I was going to look up that word... quite a mouthful! There is a name for everything, isn't there?!

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