Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 15, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 18, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Sunday, January 22, 2017

No More Monkey Business

It is time to say goodbye to the red fire monkey
and the intensity of change he brought us last year.

Phew....!

The dawn of a new year celebration begins Jan 28 - Feb 15, 2017

If you are a follower of the Chinese New Year,
you could have easily predicted the outcome of the United States Election.

It is the Year of the Red Fire Rooster
Or in other words, it's all about me!

Are you ready for your wake-up call?

World peace?
Sorry, not going to happen.
Nations focus on domestic issues.
at the great expense of
diplomacy, foreign relations, and humanitarian effort.

There will be puffing and posturing
as nations crow boastfully
to see who rules the hen house,
which as you know is
a noisy, nervous and chaotic environment.

The hen house can be productive
if there is cooperation
There is hope for advances
and a variety of worldwide solutions
with the dawning of a new day

But alas, the rooster's motto is
"my way or the highway"
cooperation?
does not compute.
There is a fogginess
an inability to see things clearly

Protest, protest, protest
on a worldwide scale
civil unrest
as citizens find their voices
and learn how to crow
loudly and often
as roosters do best

Rooster is metal, red is fire
symbolizing a slow and steady burn
which may indicate conflict/war, missiles, rockets
explosion, fire  
From an earthly perspective:
eruption, comets, meteors, sun disturbances, forest fire

Sorry folks but another "red fire" year
means continuation of change.
Unlike the monkey, however,
the rooster
does not always land on his feet.

And so the motto for the year is:
As ye sow, so shall ye reap

The change that occurs this year 
will be a direct result of the energy
you devote.

Nothing comes for free this year,
 but hard work will be rewarded

On the health front,
bird years are often accompanied
by flu-like epidemics and respiratory illnesses

On a positive note, medical advances abound
and may lead to a "cure"
as well as better management
of physical and mental health issues

For some more good news

The metal rooster fares very well
for both industry and technology
There will be great leaps and bounds
in the areas of new energy,
invention, gadgetry, weapons, automotive, internet

New companies and high tech professionals
will rise to prominence
Entertainment will also see an influx
of flashy new talent and brilliant artistry
icons who will rise quickly in popularity
Creativity flourishes under a red rooster year
so go ahead and write that book

Science, science, science
and more science
A year filled with interesting
and mind-blowing new discoveries.
Space exploration, travel, discovery
The sky is the limit

The rooster is hard working and loyal,
so it is a good time for family and friends

He's about talking the talk and walking the walk.

He is flash above substance
so remember
this year it's all about appearances
Be sure to dress for success
and you will be sure to get the job or the girl

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