Good Sunday morning. This little quote hangs on the back door, I see it every time I use the back door. Let me rephrase … I pass by it everytime I use the back door. this morning when I let the dogs out, the Chinese New Year red celebration good luck symbol caught my attention, and I lifted it to straighten it and saw the words that I had hung there months ago. Why had I covered it up… I have been walking past it and not seeing it. What a good message to start my year with.
Discover something new today. have a willingness and an interest ... start your day with excitement.
Perfect Liberty 2023.22
Resolve – A firm determination to do something… decide firmly on a course of action.
The most famous Rabbit in chinese culture is probably the “jade rabbit” who resides in t he Moon Palace. “Legend has it that three fairy sages transformed the selves into starving old beggars, they came across a fox, a monkey and a rabbit. The beggars asked for food, the Fox and Monkey both had food and shared it. The Rabbit had nothing to share with them… wanting them to be well and not to starve to death, he jumped into a fire determined to save them. The sages were so moved by the Rabbits sacrifice that with their powers they revived the rabbit and granted it eternal life. sending it to live in the Moon palace with Chang Er the Moon fairy.
Some say on a full moon if you look closely you will see the beautiful Chang Er fairy and the cheerful Jade Rabbit singing together in the Moon Palace. The Chinese it is said are fascinated by the moon and celebrate Moon Festival on the 15th day of the eight lunar month – families watch the full moon together. It is also the romantic festival for lovers. Looking at the moon links them together.
Happiness is sharing life with you… Always and forever.
Chinese New year (Rat) this Lunar year will be January 25. My door is old and I use it often to paint on, or simply try out new techniques. Solid wood, it is dependable and always welcoming. (to me).. At this time of year, it gets a festive holiday New Year greeting (blessing) for those in the home and friends coming in.
To the right of the entrance door is the old milk box, where the delivery service would come in the mornings, take away the old empty bottles and exchange them for fresh new milk, if lucky with a wonderful dollop of cream floating on top. How many of you remember these boxes…
Yes Norm, the door is faded from the last time you saw her. Maybe this spring, I will give her a new look. Stay tuned =^_^=
Use what you need to use without hesitation. Your things, your money, your knowledge, and your strengths are all a part of you. Utilize them to their fullest potential without hesitation.
Perfect Liberty 2019.29
Do things in Moderation. Whenever you overdo something, you will lose balance in your life. Express yourself appropriately without being overly attached or detached.
Perfect Liberty 2016.29
FYI the Chinese New Year this coming lunar year will fall on January 25th. For many the close proximity of the two new year celebrations will mean a lot of activity and energy. The Chinese new year is focused very much on “family”. Leading up to this important time of year, we “clean” our “homes”, physically and mentally.
For those familiar with the I Ching. Hexagon 58 Tui the top three lines mirror the bottom ones. broken line, followed by two unbroken lines.
Joy and Harmony! No doubt. Confidence. No regrets. Advancement. Happiness! Faith in the temporary causes disillusionment. Attraction!
I ching = a philosophical prophecy this book published 1972 Reiss
PL Calendar day 5 Start by thinking “this is interesting!”
Even when you are dealing with a difficult situation, it is important to find something interesting about it. From there you will be blessed with wisdom and something new will come out of it.
“True Religion is real living, living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness an righteousness” Albert Einstein
It is very quiet all around me when there is a deep blanket of snow around every inch of ground that surrounds my home. The emergency vehicles are quiet this morning, the main roads and streets must be decent. Commuters who have deadlines must be either there or almost at their destinations.. The quiet of the moment is refreshing. Yesterday I had a sick day, my body dictated that the end of the lunar year should be one of contemplation and rest. I listened.
Today is a new beginning. In PL, Precept #1 Life is Art, I really and truly believe this, each day is a new canvas, where the possibilities are endless. For you my precious and delightful friends, readers and “family” may the Universe enrich your lives with the delight of new adventure, successful results and endless opportunities for your dreams/ wishes. And, the blessing of wisdom in the knowledge that love is with you, now and always.
Hello, bonjour, bom dia, and jumping jack greetings to each and every one of you. Another new year is just around the corner, In China the airports, train stations, all methods of travel really, are homeward bound. It is exciting, and alive time. Seeing friends and family sharing huge family meals, and gatherings.
Since my Mother’s passing and for several years before she actually passed, the Chinese New Year came and went with a happy conversation and a small sparkle. She was unable to get to the various celebrations held around the city or at the Chinese Embassy. Since I can remember, Chinese New Year has been the BIG turning point for me. I remember as a child the banquet and feasts, the dragon dances, fire crackers and the many many ritual tasks that were preformed to make sure we started the new year off with gratitude for the past year and much appreciation for the wonderful time ahead. Good fortune, Prosperity wishes were everywhere. Red envelopes, special candies, Happy New Year greetings always included the wish that your life be blessed with good health.
With my husband’s passing last year I wanted more than ever for this transition into another year to be auspicious and filled with the many joys and encouragements we would share to be 100 fold. I worked on a year of the pig mixed media piece so that I would be actively piecing together elements that would be like a visual firecracker for me. The lunar new year depending on where you live, is o the 5th. of February.
Ps… my little wheel around the pig. spins.
Reminder.. due to the storm and the broken water pipe, there will be no service today, but Thanksgiving service is still scheduled for tomorrow evening at 7 pm.
Dogs are capable and knowledgeable, and it is not unusual to see Dog people in high demand in the job market. Dogs like to work at whatever career they choose. Prince William, Elvis, Cher, George Gershwin, Mother Teresa, were born in Dog years
As a partner Dogs are extremely loyal although they think they know best, it is fortunate that they are usually open-minded. and will be open to advice. Generally speaking with their sensitive and compassionate heart, they do well in occupations or careers that “serve” or work in the best interest of others. ie. teachers, charity workers, doctors etc.
Unlike other Dog years the Earth Dog is less idealistic than most Dogs, the Earth element makes them practical enough they don’t lose sight of reality.
In China dogs are usually associated with justice and compassion.
We are living at a time, when the plus, positive characteristics of the Dog, could stand us in good staid.
HAVE A HAPPY START TO THE NEW YEAR. BLESSINGS, GOOD HEALTH, AND PROSPERITY always.
January 27 New Year’s Eve – most shops will close by afternoon, everyone is in full preparation mode.
January 28 New Year’s Day – at midnight a barrage of fireworks with more in the morning and evening. Children are given red envelopes. (and seniors)
January 29,30, 31, February 1, 2 On these days, it is all about family, friends, Chinese New Year clip.. on travel for the lunar new year and relatives. The festive season, ends on February 1, on February 2, the 7th day of the celebrations, many go back to work. Some shops, companies and office will reopen on this day because 6 is a lucky number in Chinese culture.
February 3 – 11 the return travel begins, as everyone heads back to the towns, cities where they work.
The Lantern Festival, is on month 1, day 15… this year February 11. Some business may decide to only reopen on Feb. 15 (day 8) as 8 is also a lucky number. The non superstitious may reopen on day 7 (Feb.14)
Chinese New Year 2017, Jan 28/29…. will welcome in the year of the Rooster.
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The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.