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Many of us have learned different traditions throughout the years. I grew up embracing the Spaniard new year tradition of the twelve grapes that symbolizes the resolutions for the 12 months of the year ahead, so we eat the twelve grapes one by one right at the ring of the New Year’s.
But there are many others traditions that I want to share with you so that we start the year with the right foot as my friend Ana Laura recommends:
- Give hugs and kisses, as those represent love. So hug and kiss your partner to make sure the year will be full of romance.
- Throw water outside the main door in your house. The water symbolizes the tears and suffering of the year passing. Throw a glass of water from inside your home to the street, this will water away your sorrows for the year.
- For economic welfare place a coin inside your shoe or a bill inside your wallet and keep it there the whole year.
- Eat a spoonful of lentils at midnight or put some lentil seeds in your wallet, this will help with abundance and will bring economic prosperity.
- Cleaning the house removes the bad energy and attracts better things. On December 31st deep clean, donate or throw away what you no longer use.
- Drink sparkling wine or champagne, the bubbles that form when serving represent the happiness that you’ll have all year.
All of the above are great ideas and traditions to incorporate this new year’s eve, but don’t forget to count your blessings and give thanks for the good and the bad. Since without sorrows and mistakes we wouldn’t be able to learn how to become better human beings.
Happy and blessed new year to you all. May the upcoming year bring each and everyone of you many blessings, health, love, enough income to provide, happiness, joy, motivation, a lot of dreaming, inspiration and great moments of togetherness with all the ones you love.
These are my wishes from my family to yours!