what the future holds
or where it's heading.
But being positive and doing the right things
will bring us all the good things.
with a bang,
with fireworks displays
and foods and drinks
and a whole lot of partying.
It has been a festive tradition
for family and friends
and all around the neighborhood.
Welcoming the new year
with a bang, with much noise
and trumpets and loud music
could make the whole year
fruitful and prosperous
and never dull and lifeless
with so much going on -
so we think.
2018 is the year of the dog
according to the Chinese zodiac
and it could be good or bad
all depending on the person.
Dogs are family pets
and best friends for pet lovers.
They always are found in nearly all homes
around the world
because they are easiest to take care of.
But living the year of the dog
always have to do with your will
and your faith in God
to make it good or bad for you.
for the new year to be better
and more prosperous than the year before.
They look forward to bigger business
and more money and riches
than anything else in the world.
But besides longing for more
also include those that money or riches
can never buy or equal:
good health, long life,
safe from harm and danger,
freedom from sickness or ailments
along with wisdom, enlightenment,
knowledge and understanding.
These you should prefer to any others
because you can't get them anywhere
except by asking them from God.
Although you need money
all your life to sustain,
you need to have all those first and foremost
because they are so much more important.
What good will your money bring you
if you are sick and in poor health
or if you don't have the wisdom and knowledge
of how to invest or start some business?
This world in the first place
should not be about money or riches,
but about wisdom, enlightenment,
knowledge and understanding of life
and our purpose of being
created here on earth.
Someone who prefers to wish for these things
will surely get ahead of the others
for he is choosing the ones pleasing to the Almighty One.