January 25, 2020 – Celebrate !

More than one reason to appreciate January 25

January 25, 2020 – Chinese New Year  (aka Lunar New Year 2020) – the year of the Rat. 

RAT Symbolization -The rat meaning indicates wealth, abundance, and fertility, similar to the rabbit meaning. Don’t fear the rat spirit animal because this symbolizes an abundant period that will soon take place!

London station with my guides

My two #1’s on holiday  – both giving directions!  hugs!!

A Lunar New Year is (as is January 1) a perfect opportunity for reflection, and gratitude.

  • It’s an opportunity to make a list of opportunities that you said YES to in the past twelve months.
  • It’s an opportunity to make a list of opportunities that you said No to in the past twelve months.

Then you may look at those lists and reflect on the decisions you were proud of, and anything you might want to change or just one thing.

It’s also an opportunity to ask yourself this question….

Is the year I am going to.……..? (Fill in the blank, it could clean your garage, get fit, join Toastmasters, take a night school course, run a marathon, or whatever you would like to achieve in the next 12 months)

Then you can answer your question, as in “This will be the year that I will ….. or not.


January 25, 2020 – is also Robbie Burns Day. 

Robert Burns was the national poet of Scotland, and you know his work but maybe you didn’t know it. He wrote the song – Auld Lang Syne (aka Times Gone By)  full lyrics click here

Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And days of long ago!

For times gone by, my dear
For times gone by,
We will take a cup of kindness yet
For times gone by.

How’s your Scottish? – Do you know the meaning of this?

I’ll gie ye a skelpit Lug!  – it’s I’ll give you a slap on the ear.

 Maybe you have used this blessing of Robbie’s before eating –

Some hae meat and canna eat, — And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.


Lillian Folstad

Robbie Burns day always has had a special significance for me, it was my mom, Lillian’s birthday. 

– Love you always Mom! (heart)

My Mom would say that each day really is a day to celebrate,  it’s a privilege to be alive and hopefully live a long healthy life. 




winnie 2Enjoy this quote by Winnie the Pooh talking to his friend Piglet

(Winnie the Pooh ) What day is it?

“It’s today” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day” said Pooh


Enjoy your favorite day, every day. – Dave

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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16 Responses to January 25, 2020 – Celebrate !

  1. ken folstad says:

    Aye, and the top of the morning to you too!


  2. Sandra J says:

    Each day is to celebrate life. Very important words from your Mother. Great post Dave. Encouraging words to lift ones heart on this beautiful Saturday morning. 🙂


  3. Happy Burns Day to you! Did you have some haggis? 😉


  4. chattykerry says:

    Your mum was a beautiful woman.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sahaankita450 says:

    I just sensed a breeze of freshness and positivity reading your post!


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