Did I ever mention that the number 13 is actually something I feel is lucky for me?
I lived in a house once that had 13 as the address. I met my husband on the 13th. I got married on the 13th. When Friday the 13th comes around (hello today!) I actually get kind of excited. So I do not have triskaidekaphobia (which is the fear of the the number 13), nor do I have paraskevidekatriaphobia (which is the fear of Friday the 13th).
I don’t think it is a particularly unlucky day in and of itself, but I did find this article interesting on why people do.
Ways to Celebrate Friday the 13th
While I don’t have a fear of Friday the 13th, I don’t necessarily do anything special to commemorate the day, either. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ring in the day! I mean, hey, why should New Year’s get all the glory? Right? Here are some ideas on how to celebrate.
- Call up a friend and ask if you can pick up a few items for them (like maybe, thirteen of them) from the grocery store on your way home from work.
- Write an “I’m grateful you’re my friend” note on thirteen different friend’s walls.
- Bake a batch of thirteen cookies and drop them off at a friend’s house.
- Write a note to a friend and include thirteen things you love about them.
- Make your favorite person a baker’s dozen of their favorite cupcakes. (And place them on a homemade cupcake stand! Just saying.)
- Make 13 glass mushrooms for your garden.
- Fridays are great days for coffee dates. Meet a friend or even your spouse at the coffee shop and tell them how lucky you are to have them in your life.
- Invite friends over for a Friday the 13th movie marathon.
- Learn more about feng shui together, by taking a class or just hitting up the information available at your local bookstore. Feng shui is believed to help you attract more luck in your life.
- Have a Friday the 13th theme party, complete with black cupcakes, spooky decorations, and punch.
- Change up the traditional thoughts about Friday the 13th and do something you feel is positive and lucky. (Like buying a piece of original art! Just saying.)
- Make a list of things you could do to improve your life, like how to be more positive or ways to build your self-esteem. (And yes, try to list 13 of them just for fun.)
- Buy a friend lunch and ask them what they feel has been the luckiest moment of their life.