How to Make Your Friday the 13th Lucky!

Friday the 13th folks and for me I always think of it as lucky! I have a friend that was born on a Friday the 13th and she has always considered it a lucky day - so after meeting her (when we were about 13) - I bought her story.  Because I much prefer lucky don't you?  Here's some ideas to make your Friday the 13th more lucky!

No. 1 - Think Positive
I love this poster "It's Awesome Time" by Fifty Five His.  Having something like that hanging around your space today would most definitely help in the luck situation!  Via Knack Studios.

No. 2 - Grab Your Lucky Charm

'home is where your heart is' necklace (mountain) - Lisanne Janssen
I like the idea of a lucky charm don't you?  I used to carry a rock in my pocket all the time and would rub it every once in a while to bring luck. 

No. 3 - Counteract Bad Luck

Porcelain Salt Cellar - Rae Dunn

My grandmother was pretty supersticious, and some of that rubbed off on me. Even now that she has passed I find myself playing her little supersticious games sometimes automatically, like throwing salt over my left shoulder when I spill some for good luck, etc.  So how about not being supersticious? Do the opposite! Spill some salt on purpose; toss it over your left shoulder and bring on the luck!

No. 4 - Keep Stress Levels Low

Dhalia Garden Tea Towel - Elkhorn Design
Try not to let much get to you today.  Apparantly research shows stressing out can lead to an unlucky streak; anxiety can distract you from noticing good opportunities. Make a special tea if things get tense and take a deep breath - avoid stressful situations if possible.  In the big scheme of things is whatever stressing you really worth the trouble/worry?

No. 5 - Clear Negative Energy

High Desert Smudge Spray - Sweetness Herbal

In First Nations / Native American culture the spirit of the sage plant is known to purify whatever is being smudged.  Whether it's by borrowing from another culture, or just doing a happy dance - clear negative energies and influences.

No. 6 - Take Chances!
This one's pretty self-explanatory. And as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained!

No. 7 - Make Lemonade!

Oh Happy Day
If life gives you lemon, make lemonade.  Everyone knows that saying and always a good one to remember.  So if you find yourself juggling a few lemons today, you know what to do.  Or as my Mom always used to say, take a nap, that always makes things better!  (Psssst!  And it really does)!

No. 8 - Be Thankful
Thank your lucky stars, your best friend, and all the things that surround you!

Let's face it, luck is usually a combination of positive thinking and making things happen.  It's all in the mind and how we perceive things.  So today my friends,  may the force be with you!  Have a fantastic Friday the 13th!

My posts at Babble this week:
Portraits as Family Portrait for Mother’s Day
A Take Out Chair?
10 Best Bathroom Hacks
Cool Airstream Pop-Up Shop!
10 Ways to Bring Spring Into Your Decor

Disclaimer:  Some of the products/images (No. 2, 4 and 5) listed here are from participants in this month's Poppytalk Handmade market.

Jan Halvarson


Unknown said...

So nice to read this morning on my birthday :) Your friend had it right- friday the 13th can be lucky~

Thanks for sharing.

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

I am a sucker for lemonade... and that bottle/label is too cute! Happy Friday Jan!

Rita said...

Fun tips! 13 is a lucky number. Happy Friday!

Pinecone Camp said...

A little late with this lucky post - I just got back from Las Vegas! I really could have used all the helpful hints. ;)

AriadnaBach said...

thanks for the advices :D

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Our son's 9th birthday was yesterday and we've thought of 13 as a lucky day ever since! My Croatian Baba is extremely superstitious though and keeps a candle lit for him at all times ;)

Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Lily - I love that your Croatian Baba does that!