Happy New Year.
In the Chinese calender, it’s 4707, the Year of the Ox.
According to legend, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. The Ox was the second animal to arrive.
A friend recently told me that the omens for 4707 (2009) are that it will be a good year. Progress will be like that of an ox: slow and and steady but very certain.
Here’s hoping she’s right! We could ALL use some slow, steady and certain progress..
Here’s the Chinese New Year stamp from the Post Office.