What do you think of when you hear or see the word October? Personally, I think of superstitions. We all grew up with “step on a crack and break your mother’s back” saying , or if you spill salt you should throw some over your shoulder. But are superstitions really factual? Or are they just old wives’ tales?

I think that not only are most of them just old wives tales, but they are just plain silly. One of my least favorite superstitions ever happens to be, “Break a mirror and you will have 7 years bad luck.” Well the way I see it is, if you break a mirror clean it up and buy a new mirror. If breaking a mirror brings 7 years bad luck, what happens if you just crack a mirror?

Another superstition I dislike is, “If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck.” Well guess what? I have an indoor black cat who is constantly crossing my path when I am home. So I can definitely say that this one is an old wives’ tale.

So why do I think of superstitions when I think of October? Because October has been made into a very creepy month due to Halloween. And for someone who was born in this month, thinking of superstitions really makes the month almost hilarious. For instance, it’s amusing at times when I see people acting on their superstitions because of the lengths that they will go to in order to act on them. Especially the lengths that some will go to make certain that no black cat crosses their path.

I challenge you to at least ease up on the hold that you have on your superstitions and try to experience new things. Try going out of your way to pet a black cat, because most are really sweet. Or maybe go ahead and use the door that you didn’t come out of to go back in.