365 Grateful Project – Day 10, 11, & 12 – 2014

This weekend,  beginning with Friday and ending with Sunday, ended up being a very eventful one. I couldn’t take just one picture of the things I was grateful for. Therefore,  here is a photo walk-through of all the things I was grateful for this weekend.

365 Grateful Project – Day 9- 2014

♥  Day 9: I am grateful for the break room at work that has large glass windows. It is where I eat lunch and will sometimes take a quick nap during my lunch break. Most of all having a healthy dose of sun during the  winter boosts my mood.  ♥

♥ Day 9: I am grateful for the break room at work that has large glass windows. It is where I eat lunch and will sometimes take a quick nap during my lunch break. Most of all having a healthy dose of sun during the winter boosts my mood. ♥

365 Grateful Project – Day 8- 2014

♥ Day 8- Today, I am grateful for a working heating system that keeps my wife and I comfortable and prevents my pipes from freezing. ♥

♥ Day 8- Today, I am grateful for a working heating system that keeps my wife and I comfortable and prevents my pipes from freezing. I learned to be even more grateful for heat after our heating system went down last night. The night was truly a lesson in gratitude. ♥

365 Grateful Project – Day 7- 2014

♥ Day 7- Today,  I am grateful for all of the hard work that I have been able to put into my job so far and for the work opportunities that are to come. ♥

♥ Day 7- Today, I am grateful for all of the hard work that I have been able to put into my job so far, the experience that I have gained, and for the work opportunities that are to come. ♥

365 Grateful Project – Day 6- 2014

♥ Day 6 – I am grateful for all of the support I have whether  it is from my traditions, my family, friends, or the support of abundance! in my life through material and spiritual wealth. I feel the Christmas tree encapsulates all of these things for me today and I needed one last picture of the tree before we take it down. ♥

♥ Day 6 – I am grateful for all of the support I have whether it is from my traditions, my family, my friends, or the support as a result of abundance in my life through material and spiritual wealth. I feel the Christmas tree encapsulates all of these things for me today and I needed one last picture of the tree before we take it down. ♥

 

 

 

Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos! – 2014

The original post of mine that this is adapted from can be found here:

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Happy Three King’s Day!

¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos!

On the feast of the Epiphany, Christians celebrate the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Traditionally, it is also celebrated as the day the Three Kings/3 Wise Men (Los Tres Reyes Magos) were to have visited the baby Jesus bearing him gifts. In Puerto Rico, this giving of gifts is celebrated on January 6. Children cut grass on January 5th and put it in a box under their bed,

Three King's Day Celebration 2010 in New Britain, CT; I'm in the red.

Three King’s Day Celebration 2010 in New Britain, CT; I’m in the red.

sometimes with a glass/bowl of water for the Kings and their camels. The next morning, the grass and water would go missing since the camels would have eaten it during the Kings’ visit. If a child is good for the past year he/she will receive candies, sweets or toys. If the child was misbehaved or naughty he would instead find a lump of dirt or pebbles in his/her box.

As a child, I thought this was the coolest thing ever. KINGS (as in rich, wise guys who rule over stuff and actually met Jesus), NOT a creepy guy who’s always

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Who wouldn’t want to ride one of these f it visited their room?

watching – always – would come and give me gifts. There were three of them. Added bonus, THEY HAVE CAMELS!!!

Camels! Like the ones at the circus and that I had gotten to ride with my parents at the local fair! Plus, they were in my house! Rich, smart guys with camels and who ruled countries thought I was good enough to visit! Besides, any rocks left behind  if I was bad might actually be camel poop and I would have the best show-and-tell item of the week! (That is actually a story for another blog post.)

I wish everyone a very happy Three King’s Day and hope that you get some wonderful gifts for the new year even if they aren’t physical ones like camel poop you can show off to your classmates or coworkers as proof of monarchical visitations during the night.

365 Grateful Project – Day 4 & Day 5- 2014

♥ Day 4 – I am grateful for my Dad, who took the time out of his day to try and fix my locked steering column inside my locked, work parking garage. It didn't work, but that didn't change how grateful I was! ♥

♥ Day 4 – I am grateful for my Dad, who took the time out of his day to try and fix my locked steering column inside my locked, parking garage for my job. It didn’t work, but that didn’t change how grateful I was! ♥

*Day 4′s picture is one I had to grab from last year since I wasn’t grateful until it was too late to grab a picture of my Dad working on the car.*

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♥ Day 5 – Today, I am grateful for abundance: abundance in love, friends, and food! ♥