Bring in the New, Blow out the Old

Warning!

After reading this post wash your hands, take a shower, disinfect your computer and stay away from crowds as you may have caught my cold.

I just realized it’s December 31st, having spent the last 8 days doing nothing but sleeping, watching Hallmark movies that always end in a kiss ‘n bliss while blowing, snorting, coughing and kvetching.

The good news is I don’t have the flu.  (I know it’s the flu when I feel pain as the hair grows on my head and my fingernails ache.)  This is a cold, albeit if there is a hell it’s from the nether regions.  Every orifice in my being is clogged including my bronchial tubes which periodically go into spasm trying to clear themselves of the invading species.

If she thinks she has problems . . . try having a cold when you’re a member of our family

The other good news: My body is working as it was meant to – surrounding the invaders with fluid and trying to expel them from my being.  However, I’d think with all the technological and scientific advances Mr Dyson could have perfected a vacuum to sweep my body clean of debris.  

HEALTHY 2018 to ALL!! (Happy and Wealthy are currently second choices)

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What! She missed Christmas?!!!!

Happy New Year! Happy Naw-Ruz!

A wonderful Persian client just brought me a huge plate of deeeeelicious cookies.  I’d include a picture but I ate them.  

The cookies were a gift in observation of  Naw-Ruz.

Like the ancient Persian New Year, which is also called Naw-Ruz, the Baha’i New Year, too,  occurs on 

March 21, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Drawing inspiration from the Baha’i Writings, Carlos Santana, from his multi-Grammy award-winning album “Supernatural” sings “Primavera” (“Spring”):

“Similar to Thanksgiving in the United States, everyone joins in regardless of affiliation, a greater ideal unites across ideological lines and families spend time together.  Naw-Ruz is the only holiday celebrated by all Persians, of every religious background, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Baha’i or of no religion.”

Naw-Ruz is also a cultural holiday in India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

 This beginning of spring portends a spiritual promise:

“…the spiritual bounty and springtime of God quicken the world of humanity with a new animus and vivification.

All the virtues which have been deposited and potential in human hearts are being revealed from that Reality as flowers and blossoms from divine gardens.

It is a day of joy, a time of happiness, a period of spiritual growth.

I beg of God that this divine spiritual civilization may have the fullest impression and effect upon you.

May you become as growing plants.

May the trees of your hearts bring forth new leaves and variegated blossoms.

May ideal fruits appear from them in order that the world of humanity, which has grown and developed in material civilization, may be quickened in the bringing forth of spiritual ideals.” Baha’i Writings,

A lovely demonstration of the universal appeal of this holiday is seen in this video clip from families all over the world wishing Happy Naw-Ruz!:

Just as Santana sings those words about Spring, inspired by the promise of a new era, and a divine springtime, the Naw-Ruz holiday is building a growing universal appeal.  

Happy New Year!

 

“Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.”—–’Abdu’l-Bahá

This is a VERY small representation of all who have crossed my path

with loving kindness this past year.

To all of you I don’t have pictures of I am honored to be a part of your life.

With love always,

Judy