Motivational Monday...Keeping Traditions

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Motivational Monday...Keeping Traditions 

 

If you have seen a photo of my family, then you’ll know that we are made up of a little bit of this and a little bit of that. So yesterday, I was happy to learn that my niece, who is half Chinese and half Hispanic, wants to gather the whole family together to celebrate Chinese New Year this coming weekend. 

 

my family easter

 

She wants her children who are one-fourth Chinese to learn about their heritage and not forget a part of their lives. 

 

We celebrate, enhance, pass down and continue the traditions of our ancestors.  Those traditions have been modified over the years but it is important that we never forget who and what brought us to where we are. 

 

Traditions don’t have to be related to your ethnic background. For example, having been born and raised in the South, I have never missed a New Year’s Day without my black-eyed peas. At Christmas, my cousin’s husband often has a few dishes from Poland and my little cousin’s family will bring dishes from Croatia. 

 

We expand our world by not just keeping our own traditions but by helping others to celebrate theirs as well. 

 

 

 

When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice. Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

Your post reminded me of a song in the musical Fiddler On The Roof.  It was called. "Traditions".  We both enjoy learning new traditions, like with everything else we learn, it enriches our lives and our perspectives.  A

Jan 20, 2020 09:11 AM #12
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Good morning Kathy. I love this post and learning about traditions, anyones, is a gift.

Jan 20, 2020 09:57 AM #13
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Hi Kathy,
I love that you share your family heritage, celebrations, and traditions with us. Most of my family passed early so, other than being with those I care about, I can't say I have any particular traditions.  I do have some favorite recipes I've accumulated over the years that have become staples at various gatherings. 

Jan 20, 2020 10:51 AM #14
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Enjoy your family gathering and be sure to tell us about your favorite recipe for dumplings.

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Jan 20, 2020 12:25 PM #15
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Good afternoon Kathy Streib - it gives us a sence of pride to honor our heretage and maintain our family tree 

Jan 20, 2020 01:32 PM #16
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What a wonderful way to enjoy many different traditions.  Enjoy. 

Jan 20, 2020 02:20 PM #17
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Hi Kathy - you are part of a beautiful family. I am always touched by your love and respect for family and traditions. And it's fun to honor and celebrate traditions that have nothing to do with our own. One of my best memories with attending a Seder ( I'm not Jewish). It was an incredibly informative and enjoyable experience. 

Jan 20, 2020 04:02 PM #18
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Wayne Martin and we are continuing to grow.

Michael Jacobs rest assured, when we get together there WILL be lots of food. 

Donald Urschalitz Thank you!!!! I can't wait for Chinese food.

Jan 20, 2020 04:59 PM #19
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Nina Hollander I too love traditions and love to learn about the traditions of others. 

Kat Palmiotti When we moved to Florida, I learned about some of the traditions of our extended family...like pickled herring in sour cream sauce for New Years!

Jan 20, 2020 05:07 PM #20
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Thank you Lottie Kendall traditions are a wonderful thing to keep but they are made better when we add to them from our interaction with others. 

They are Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® I think they help to keep us grounded. 

Jan 20, 2020 05:13 PM #21
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I bet the food was the best!!! Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty We have a Chinatown in Houston (haven't been there) and we may go there. 

Thank you Brian England I love my family and love how open we are to bringing others in...whether or not they're family. 

Jan 20, 2020 05:17 PM #22
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Myrl Jeffcoat it's so important to remember who we are and where we come from. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I love that they want to celebrate this. 

Jan 20, 2020 05:19 PM #23
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I am very familiar with that song!!!!  Love the music from Fiddler on the Roof. 

Sheila Anderson I'll bet you've learned many on your travels. 

Those are traditions Carol Williams For example, I'm always asked for my fruit salad by close friends. It's become a tradition. 

Jan 20, 2020 05:30 PM #24
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Roy Kelley I love dumplings and noodles. Those are my favorites. 

Grant Schneider it's important that we celebrate our heritage... everyone's. 

Sharon Lee And over the years, I've seen our traditions change. 

 

Jan 20, 2020 05:33 PM #25
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD we're on the same page, aren't we!!!! Our good friend's mother used to invite us to their Seder. I especially loved it because her husband was the best baker. Everyone wanted an invitation because of his sticky buns. 

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Hi Kathy,  This sounds like a great opportunity for your family to get together and enjoy being with each other.  It also sounds like a chance to get to know your family traditions better.  Enjoy!

Jan 20, 2020 05:49 PM #27
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Morning Kathy.

Sounds like my family, a diverse group to be sure.  Make it a great day

Jan 21, 2020 01:08 AM #28
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I really enjoy keeping up with family traditions. It makes my heart feel warm Kathy Streib 

Jan 21, 2020 06:27 AM #29
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Kathy that is great that your niece what to do that for her children and include the whole family in it.

Jan 21, 2020 08:20 AM #30
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Good morning Kathy Streib, keeping and celebrating our traditions certainly enriches our lives.  Celebrating traditions don't have to be the ones that belong to our families and background. We can adopt others and even add our very own.

Jan 21, 2020 08:22 AM #31
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