What is Possible for the New Year, PAZAZ™ Style!

Group of friends celebrating New Year’s eve.

The end of 2019 brings hope for the New Year. What are your goals and dreams for 2020?

In the framework of the yearly calendar some of us lost close friends or family which always adds a particular sad footnote to the year. With sadness springs thoughts of those wonderful souls that will give us very special memories for the rest of our lives. Within the context of those memories the sadness will eventually bring smiles giving us the connection to them etched in the foundation of our lives.

Life is about beginnings and endings. Each year can and will bring to us the most amazing, challenging, and thoughtful experiences always evaluated by our reaction to those events or circumstances. “It’ not what happens to us, its how we react to it.”

This year, 2020, I believe will be one of the best years ever. I am blessed to have Nancy in my life to always take care of me through her love and kindness. I am blessed to have Chelsea in my life as my daughter teaches me how to take my eyes off of myself and put them on others. Chelsea is off to Germany to study the language, go to law school, and eventually keep me in the life style I’m accustomed to.

Beyond the financial goals which are fleeting (like nailing jello to a tree), the most important aspect of life is our health. All the travel, financial, spiritual, and other goals are all based upon our being able to function within our busy schedules. This is certainly not possible without our health. Lets give our health the number one priority for 2020 and feel better than we have in 2019.

January 25th 2020 is the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The main zodiac element is metal and the animal sign is Rat, and hence, 2020 will be the year of the Metal Rat. The Rat is the Chinese zodiac sign known for being inquisitive, shrewd, and resourceful. The Rat is also the first in the rotation of the 12 zodiac signs, meaning that a Rat year is a year of renewal.

The Rat zodiac will have many fantastic prospects during the year 2020. You will be able to control your destiny as you like provided you put in plenty of hard work. There will be progress in all facets of life. Success in life is assured because of your charisma and pleasant disposition.

Top 7 lucky foods and symbolism for the Chinese New Year:

  • Fish – An increase in prosperity
  • Chinese Dumplings – Wealth
  • Spring Rolls – Wealth
  • Glutinous Rice Cake – A higher income of position
  • Sweet Rice Balls – Family togetherness
  • Longevity Noodles – Happiness and longevity
  • Good Fortune Fruit – Fullness and Wealth

The Chinese New Year festival that begins on January 25th is called the “Spring Festival”.

The Spring Festival marks a new year on the lunar calendar and represents the desire for a new life.

For all those in your life I hope and pray for peace, love, and compassion… and of course a healthy and stress free life filled with all the possibilities you deserve. I also hope and pray that you will purchase my PAZAZ™ Kitchen Tools for the discerning chef so that you may produce the “Magic of Cooking” for all those you love and care about.