Happy Friday (the 13th)!

Everyone loves Friday!

Well, except when it’s that kind of Friday.

Oh yeah. Good ol’ Friday the 13th.

Did you know that an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States live in fear of this very date?

There’s even a word for this fear: friggatriskaidekaphobia.

(Frigg being the Norse goddess whom Friday is named for, and triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.)

The good news is that Friday the 13th only takes place once this year.

It’s true, some horrendous events have occurred on Friday the 13th throughout history.

But consider this:

Every day has the potential to be a bad day.

Think about it.

Bad things can happen any time, even on the most festive, most cheerful days of the year.

Such a positive thought, I know.

But in all fairness…

On Valentine’s Day, you could get impaled by a freakishly thorny bouquet of roses.

Or burn the house down during an intimate candle lit dinner gone horribly wrong.

Or fall off a mile-high cliff during a romantic horseback ride on a disgruntled horse named Princess.

On Christmas, you could get crushed to death by a massive Christmas tree by reaching for a gift and knocking the whole tree off balance.

Or whack yourself in the crotch while shoveling your elderly neighbor’s driveway.

Or get crapped on by Santa’s feisty reindeer as they all fly away into the night.

I rest my  case.

Besides, who has time to lose sleep over a silly date on the calendar?

What you really ought to be worrying about is accidentally smashing a mirror into  millions of jagged pieces.

Or crossing paths with a satanic black cat who was undoubtedly put on this earth for the sole purpose of clawing your eyes out.

Or inadvertently stepping on crack that’s guaranteed to wipe out every last branch of your family tree, all because of your shameful carelessness.

So do yourself a favor and don’t go assuming the worst on this particular day, when Every.Single.Day has equal potential of being The. Worst. Day. Ever.

Look, it doesn’t hurt to wish upon a shooting star, if it makes you feel better.

But for the sake of humanity, leave that poor rabbit’s foot alone!

(Somebody needs to explain to me how a rabbit who met an unfortunate end could possibly be a source of luck and fortune to anyone else.)

Friday the 13th or not, it's a great day to celebrate.

Friday the 13th or not, it’s a great day to celebrate.

~Happy Friday! So what if it’s Friday the 13th? Choose to make it an awesome day!~


22 thoughts on “Happy Friday (the 13th)!

  1. Good points wrt superstition overloads…although it now being the Monday after I’m a bit late reading this but…until you liked a post I made, possibly located via Community Pool (?) you were not yet upon my visiting radar…although the post you liked was my Kindness Clause so it could have been a test to see if I really do visit, comment and follow….in which case ha 😊

    Hope you don’t mind…but I am, in fact, now following you 🙃


  2. And, of course, Every.Single.Day has the potential to be filled with good, lucky events. Maybe we need to add another unofficial holiday to the calendar to encourage people to focus on that.


  3. I have a sister who was born on Friday the 13th (I was born on a Sunday the 13th, darn the luck), I had my last kidney stone surgery on a Friday the 13th… I got my very first drivers license on a Friday the 13th AND it expired on a Friday the 13th. The very first ballgame I attended that wound up getting rained out was on a Friday the 13th. I know there are 11 different ways Friday the 13ths can fall in any given year, and May and June are the only months where a Friday the 13th will always be a solo occurrence for the year. Yeah, I’m kinda obsessed with the day, but in a good way!

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    • Exactly! Even if you stay home all day, you’re still at risk for getting whacked in the head by the freezer door, or burning an arm on the toaster, or getting pelted by a rogue ice cube from the possessed ice maker on the fridge.

      Yes, all of these things have happened to me, at some point or another. But never on Friday the 13th! 😛

      Hope your weekend is amazing! 🙂

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