Have you ever heard of the Filipino belief that if you suddenly has a black spot or mark on your nail, whether on your foot or on your hands, a big amount of money is coming your way? Yes, you read that right! It's not about skin disease or cancer or whatever, but rather a good omen. Can you believe that?
I did not know of this belief before until my mother-in-law shared this information to me. It was in October 2008 when one day I saw a black thing on the inside of my right thumb. I was then working for Dell Philippines and without knowing how I got it, it just appeared inside my nail.
Thinking back to the past days and months, I searched my mind on when could I have hurt my nail but couldn't remember hurting my hand or nail. I was thinking it could be a blood clot but since it doesn't hurt I just forgot about it. I remember noticing these things before but never really minded so why now.
While visiting mother in the province, my husband saw the black dot inside my nail while we were having coffee in the morning. He asked if I ever hurt my hand somehow and I told him no. Mother asked to see it then and that's how we got to hear of this superstition.
Back to Manila and work, everything was forgotten until a month later, I was selected for 3-months training overseas to Malaysia. That means having my Philippines salary at the same time receiving my per diem in $US. You can imagine my surprise and happiness upon hearing this news so I immediately called my husband to inform him. He was happy for the news and told me that mother's superstitions are always true based on his experiences. I since became a believer and that gave me one more reason to check my nails carefully.
Now I have this mark again on both right hand thumb and left foot thumb. What could it portend this time and how soon?
Whatever it is, I am positive it is for the greater good and I just have to be thankful and wait patiently for God's gifts to unfold. Don't worry, I'll update this when something happens ;)
Do you share this superstition or do you have another belief for black dots on nails? Feel free to share in the comments section.