Many of us are making New Year's resolutions. Like eating healthier, or resolving to spend more time with family and friends; or even promising to be thriftier. Resolutions are good. Whether or not we keep them, they make us optimistic about our future. New Year traditions also put a positive spin on life.
Many Christians hold "watch night" services to give thanks for past blessings and to pray for a good year. Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve by eating a grape & making a wish. In Italy, Mexico and Bolivia people wear red underwear for luck.
I was always taught that eating black-eyed peas and cabbage would bring me luck and prosperity. I'm not sure that is true, but the peas and greens always seem to make the New Year's day menu, just in case.
New Year's traditions are good. They make us optimistic and even feel lucky as we face a new year. So in the tradition of optimism for a great future, our wish to you is for a Healthy, Prosperous, and Happy New Year.
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