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I Wonder What New Year Superstitions You Practice

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 22 People

    Lay Low

    I'm not kidding. I lay low, fly under the wire.I make no resolutions, promises or wishes. Quietly I wait for the morning. I believe bombarding myself with promises I have never kept, will help me or anyone.  True to the spirit of the "New Year"..I do want to clean...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    I Eat Black Eyed Peas

    Supposed to be good luck. Hehe. Plus, I like them a lot.
    nunyabeezwax nunyabeezwax 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    Every Flippin' Year....

    Every year my mom makes disgusting black-eyed peas and shoves them down every ones throat. She believes they are good luck but not enough to eat them herself!!!
    butterflytears13 butterflytears13 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    New Year Superstitions

     I wonder if you guys have any New Year's Eve superstitions.  In my culture, we do. We wear stripes for long life and polka dots for wealth. If you choose not to wear such things, then we have round things around the house and when the clock strikes 12, you take a...
    reset reset 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    New Year ...

    We have done this since i can remember , it's called first footing !A dark haired person has to cross the threshold at 12 midnight carrying a piece of coal .Always have food in the cupboard to start the year as we mean to go on.Clean hose so it's spotless and i mean SPOTLESS...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22, 2011

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    Any ???????????????

    I'm somewhat up on a few, like ...................... What you are doing at the stroke of midnight will set the score through out the year.  Jim and I used to be in bed doing what we do best,making love. Now living here with mil, all these years have passed with us praying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    I always wonder that if my friends knew half of what I've gone through and still go through and knew what went on in my mind, if they would still be there and help me get through...
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Something happened to me today. Nothing bad or anything along the lines of it. But it did have me wonder. To all the people who have read my posts and received my replies to theirs...
    InTheShadowsAgain InTheShadowsAgain 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    Perhaps we are all blind, and the true vision of the world is still hidden from us. We all pursue our causes with a vision of change, but are any of us truly right? In our own eyes...
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    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    What if I was happy? What if he hadn't died? What if I still lived there??? What if she hadn't met HIM? WHAT if she loved me? What if she was there for me like a mother should be...
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    No, I'm seriously curious. Please, don't lie so you won't sound shallow. Be 100% honest. I mean, you like what you like, right?
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 8 Responses Oct 25

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    Like what do you guys find attractive ????
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