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THIS IS MY YEAR
12 January 2022
According to the Chinese calendar, I was born in the year of the goat....and 2022 is another year of the goat.
They say, "People born in a year of the Goat are generally
believed to be gentle, mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and
brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.
"Although they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending a lot of time in their own thoughts."
I don't really pay much attention to astrology, but this description seems to fit me like a T.
There are also various types of goats -- wood, fire, earth, gold and water. I'm a Water Goat, described as "Always ready to help others, and they can sacrifice their own interests for others."
Negatively, people born in the Year of the Goat are inclined to have changes in their jobs, feelings and marriage, and to suffer physical injuries as well as psychological problems in 2027. However, they can go out for a walk, donate blood, and clean their teeth to avert these issues. It's also highly recommended for them to carry embroidered purses to encourage good luck.
Continuing my investigation of Goats, I read this, which should cause lots of people to laugh a lot: "Goats also love children, animals and nature. They’re very tidy and are often seen organizing the home."
So much for Goat signs!
Careers Fit for Goats
Well, it seems that at least I managed to follow the appropriate goat careers throughout my working life!
Boy, the pineapple is more special than I realized. Not only does it help relieve me of pain, it's also the universal symbol of hospitality!
Coveted for centuries by kings for its scarcity and stately appearance, the pineapple became a symbol of wealth and a worldwide obsession at the beginning of the 16th century. In fact, a single George Washington-era pineapple could fetch as much as $8,000 in today’s dollars. Due to its association with warmth and friendliness, the pineapple soon became a symbol of hospitality in early America. A pineapple was often displayed outside the home as a greeting to visitors. Today, the pineapple remains a fitting symbol of hospitality throughout the world.
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9 degrees in Boston;
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