Can you believe that in a few days another New Year will be here? 2018. Oh, my goodness, I can hardly believe it!
This year is going to be a good one. We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Southern Lady magazine. It is hard for me to believe it has been 20 years. More news to come on that!
As 2017 comes to a close, I am reflecting on the events of the year. Some good, some not so good. But the events of our lives shape us into who we are. All experiences change us.
At my home growing up, we had to eat the requisite black-eyed peas for good luck. By the time we kids gagged down our three peas, we felt as though we had done our part. How did that ever get started? Why couldn’t eating a chocolate bar bring good luck?
You are actually supposed to eat greens with the peas. When I did a little research, I found it represents dollar bills and coins. You are also supposed to eat one black-eye pea for each day of the year—365! Well, I don’t know about that, but as an adult I enjoy peas when served with hot cornbread.
What is your tradition for the New Year? I would love to hear from you!
Have a blessed New Year, and know you are loved!
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If so, please share them with me!