Happy New Year!
Welcome the year of the Rat. This 4,705th year of the Chinese Calendar is a year for hard work. And since the rat represents the first of the 12 animal cycle, its a year for renewal. Hard work-renewal-I'm all about that. With an upcoming presidential election and an impending recession, hard work and renewal will most definitely be in play here in America in 2008. Its a good year to make a fresh start and rewards will be delayed for those who are resourceful and prepared. The Rat will in deed be a strong presence in this year of muddled direction.
(photos-Buddhist Temple Richmond, BC)