I’m currently reading A Gift for Guile (The Thief-takers) by Alissa Johnson…
Have you discovered Top Ten Tuesday (TTT)? It’s a weekly blog post project at That Artsy Reader Girl that provides topics to make your own Top Ten list.
So if you love books, words and lists (like me) you will enjoy this Top Ten Tuesday series!
Be sure to check out previous posts:
Okay, I’m going to go back to creating my own list now. I have lists all over my house – on scraps of paper, colorful post-it notes and whole sheets of paper.
What do you make lists about?
It’s almost here!
Chinese New Year 2019!
Tuesday, February 5th begins the Year of the Pig
Not Chinese? Doesn’t matter. I like to have tacos on Cinco de Mayo but I’m not Hispanic. I love pierogies even though I’m not Polish. So, I like to celebrate Chinese New Year even though I’m not Chinese. And you can too.
Fireworks are set off at midnight on Chinese New Year’s Eve to “ward off monsters” and bad luck. Then are set off again in the morning to welcome the new year and good luck. I love fireworks!
You get to eat dumplings and/or spring rolls. Yum!
Lots of red decorations. I love the color of red 🙂
During the festival it is taboo to sweep or clean! Ha, a reason not to clean. What’s better than that? You don’t want to sweep away your good fortune.
Here are some of my previous Feng Shui posts:
Crucial Factors for Feng Shui Success (reblogged)
So what do you like best about Chinese New Year? Have you ever celebrated the holiday? Tell me in the comments, I’d love to hear it.
Do you have disappointments, regrets and missed opportunities from 2018 bringing you down? We all fail at our resolutions, fall short of a goal or regret a missed opportunity, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Brush it off and stand up straight because you have a whole new year in front of you and a fresh start with 2019.
Give yourself a few minutes to recall positive moments and goals from 2018…
Good for you!
Now, set some goals and inspirations for 2019…
Great! Now don’t let any doubt and negativity creep in. Fight it. Start each day with positive thoughts and energy. Remember, you are a great you. Don’t let anyone tell you different. You can shine in 2019!
Tell me your positive items from 2018 and a goal for 2019. Let’s share some much-needed support 🙂
2018 is almost done and 2019 is approaching fast.
So, while we are still here in 2018 let’s recap. “In case you missed” any of these…
I thank all my followers and visitors for your support and friendship through 2018.
I hope meet and connect with even more of you in 2019!
A powerful post about beauty after breast cancer. Do breasts alone determine our beauty? Are women less feminine without them? What are your thoughts?
Beauty is more than a skinny body, fancy clothes, and makeup. Going through cancer can put your body through harsh treatments and sometimes multiple surgeries. Some lose their hair, some have only the spot where the cancer is removed, and some have both breasts removed. Radiation and chemotherapy are harsh treatments. Going through these treatments and surgeries can make you feel ugly and less like a woman.
When I was given the choice to have a mastectomy, I thought I had to have reconstruction to keep my beauty. I thought I’d be less of a woman without breasts. After the surgery it took me a while to look at my chest or look at myself shirtless in a mirror. I was afraid to see the scars where my breasts used to be. I was afraid I would look ugly and disfigured. When I finally looked at my chest, I cried.
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