Day 24 – Very Superstitious…

black cat

On this Friday the 13th, I know that lots of people joke about having bad luck and how they are going to avoid black cats and ladders and anything that could present a threat.  Just in case…  For me, I’m not one to back down from a challenge and I’m definitely not one to be superstitious.  I am one to be a little OCD more than anything else.  So, today was no better or worse for me than any other day.  I had some wins and a few losses.  And with each, I had to decide how I was going to let it affect me.

I don’t enjoy conflict.  I’ve had more than my share over the course of my life, but there are those who will always bring chaos into every interaction they have.  And you know it when you talk to them.  You know it when you try to work with them.  Every conversation comes with a twinge of negativity.  Sometimes it spirals into a full-blown conflict; sometimes is just a constant irritation.  You have to decide which way you want it to go.  If you feed the monster, it will grow.  So, don’t allow that.  You have the power to overcome superstition.  It’s called faith.

47 Days of Self-Care is a blogging project that is being published between three different blogs owned by Author & Publisher, Rebecca Benston.  Over these 47 days, she hopes to share thoughts and resources for better self-care.  You can view related posts at Higher Ground for Life, at the Leading the Follower blog, and on the Higher Ground Books & Media blog.


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My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
I also have a blog called Leading the Follower. This one is my favorite. I write about religion, faith, spirituality and all that goes along with it. What we believe, what we don’t believe, what we are told to believe and how society feels about believing in general. I do a lot of testifying here and some of what I say may make you angry. Most of it will make you think. Some of it will make you cry. Any of it could make you laugh. It’s really up to you.

If you are looking for practical advice, honest conversation, and no nonsense observations about living in today’s world, check out my blogs at and and and And if you’re so inclined, you can purchase my books and some other great, inspirational works from Higher Ground Books & Media at

Be blessed!

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