Superstitions are those little things you do or believe for no other reason then you do believe them to be true in some way. I was thinking of that earlier when talking with my daughters about it. I was curious about some of the superstitions around the world and wondered how many of what I believe are 'Aleut" or what.
One thing my mom taught me was some to do with money. Like if you unexpectedly find some money when you were wishing for it you have to consider it 'found money' and spend it instead of save it. You have to think of it as a "gift" from whoever. Another was if your palm began itching it meant money was coming. That one I know is true since when my palm begins to itch money does come. Sometimes it takes a few days to reach you but most of the time it is close. The other day my palm itched and I raced to my PO box to see if my native (distribution of resource money) check was in and it was. Then today it itched so I made to stop by again and my native corporation check was in. It usually comes at the end of the month closer to the 4th of July weekend. I am not sure how widespread those are though, if they are maybe Alaskan or what.
Some, like throwing salt over your shoulder if you spill some are general ones. I can never remember which shoulder to throw it over so after throwing it over one always stop and think 'ut oh, maybe it was the other shoulder' and throw it over that one just to be sure...
I will probably share some more later on but wanted to hear some of your local ones or if you have heard of these ones before.