My dear sainted Irish Mother would have told you this:
ON FRIDAY THE 13TH, IN ORDER TO REVERSE THE CURSE OF THE DAY, YOU MUST DO A SILENT GOOD DEED.
She believed it and because I am, in general, quite superstitious, I do too.
So, today you must do a good deed and don't tell a soul.
Hold a door open for someone even if you are in a hurry and it means waiting until they reach the door from the sidewalk.
Buy the person in front of you coffee.
And it is even better if you do a good deed for someone you dislike.
Tell that boss that you dislike that he looks wonderful today. And not in a sucky up way.
That woman in your office who won't stop talking? Sit down and ask her what her family does for Thanksgiving and listen.
Instead of two goodnight books, read your kid three.
Bring doughnuts to work.
Call your sister and tell her that she is the best in the world. Even if, hey, you privately think she is sort of a slacker in that department.
I already did mine and it is only seven a.m!
But my lips are sealed.