Friday the 13th? BAH!

Do you have triscadecaphobia? This word is defined as “an abnormal fear of the number 13.”

Friday the 13th is like any other Friday – carefree, the end of the work week, bagels and doughnuts at work, going out to dinner, seeing a movie, doing some shopping, etc. – and having the whole weekend to enjoy.

Friday the 13th is only a superstition, plus a set of really bad movies (sorry, Freddie).  How about we start calling Friday the 13th the luckiest day? Let’s all test it out: if you never buy a lottery ticket, get one today. Do something you ordinarily wouldn’t do (within reason and the law!). Let’s nudge ourselves out of our comfort zone on Friday the 13th. How about we make a pact with ourselves that on every Friday the 13th we will seek out something fun to do?

Here are some ideas to celebrate this new luckiest day:

  • Buy and wear bright red lipstick (men, if you can carry it off, go for it!)
  • Go outside wearing that cute winter hat with the knitted kitty ears you bought on a whim
  • Treat yourself to lunch
  • Take a friend to the movies
  • Go for a walk and count all the good things in your life
  • Buy a decadent pastry and eat it yourself
  • Make a date with your sweetheart
  • Pay the toll for the person behind you
  • Hold the door for someone
  • Send a real letter to someone
  • Buy yourself flowers
  • Dance
  • Sing

..and so on. We can make it up as we go along. Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!

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