While I'm feeling somewhat under the weather at the top of this week - there's plenty of moaning going on here, none of which you need or want to hear - the dragons are dancing in the Chinese New Year around the world. It's a fun, noisy, and exciting way to kick off a new week. Way better than hanging out with me. So
"Gong Hey Fat Choy"
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If the New Year resolutions made back on January 1, need a dose of renewal or have fallen by the wayside, we all get to start anew again today. Chinese proverbs offer these pearls of wisdom for inspiration:
“If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.”
“A single conversation with a wise man is better than 10 years of study.”
“A closed mind is like a closed book, just a block of wood.”
“If heaven made him, Earth can find some use for him.”
“Without sorrows, no one becomes a saint.”
“With virtue, you can’t be completely poor; without it, you can’t be truly rich.”
“To have principles, first have courage.”
“Honest scales and full measure hurt no one.”
“If you always give, you will always have.”
“If you hurry through long days, you will hurry through short years.”
“Simple to open a shop; another thing to keep it open.”
“Don’t waste your hour; the sun sets soon.”
Bring on the dancing dragons and the happy monkeys!
Make this a good week.
Don't worry - be happy!
©2016 April Hoeller
All images, except the first two, are from our trip to China, April 2014