Today's Daily Challenge Saturday Mar. 08, 2014
Emotional Health focuses on daily experiences related to happiness, enjoyment, sadness, and stress in evaluating overall well-being.
Share 1 way you could update or bring back a tradition you used to enjoy.
How to do it
Think about a tradition that has faded into your past. It can be an everyday tradition such as always having a nice dinner with a friend or family member on a Sunday evening, a tradition that's related to vacations or trips, or one that's connected to a holiday or birthday celebration. Now think about how you could bring that tradition back or modify it so it fits into your life now. For example, if you have fond memories of camping but can't get away for trips, could you go with your friends on a long nature walk? If you always made a favorite food with a special family member, can you re-create the experience with another person in your life now?
Why it matters
Traditions provide a sense of security and continuity in our lives, but as we grow older and become busier, many of them fall by the wayside. By thinking of a way to re-create or re-invent a tradition that's meaningful to you, you can tap into a source of comfort and pleasure – and may be able to connect with others in a new way, as well.
Celebrating New Year's in Scotland? Get ready for Hogmanay, in which the arrival of the year’s first visitor is considered to be a predictor of fortune in the year ahead. Male, dark-haired visitors are lucky and women or blonde men are considered unlucky.
- Myjoy H.BlossomingLevel 323
Wow!! Diana, did we get some points or what?!
It's gray and cloudy here so I decided to do some Spring cleaning...tomorrow is to to be sun and sun and 65!!!
Thank all of you for pushing me this morning...I'm here, just work first. Chris, it's okay I'm sending you sun and sass for sure. Deb, I have plenty of tricks;) Kris, as always, great quote. Ginger, good day to you also. Beth, right back at you...may be 7, but I'll be meeting you. Wendy, boo...lol. Theresa, happy Saturday to you also. Vivian, you have a good day also. Diana, we did it!!!
Gosh, after reading this again, I did hit the jackpot...thank you all so much.
As far as traditions, I'm keen on them and don't mind if they are changed from time to time. One of my favorites is my oldest grand spending Thanksgiving night with me and helping to get the tree out...she & I both love it!
It's a happy day today...daylight savings time, spring on the way...awakens my mind and soul to new beginnings...big and small with great love!
- Dorothy S.LeafingLevel 245
Thanks for your encouragement Rosey K. Hope you enjoyed your coffee this morning. I would like to get back to a family game time. When we did this in the past, we always had a great time. We tried a new breakfast place this morning because our former place closed, darn it. The food was good, but we missed the good times with all the regulars we would see there.
- Alice M.Branching
I am so fortunate to still have family and good friends who help me keep some old traditions alive. I am unable to do the traveling I used to love, so I live vicariously through my friends who are still able to travel. One of the most recent trips involved vernal pools. Just talking about them brought back memories of my childhood where we used to visits these little ponds of water and be in awe of the little creatures that inhabited them. Not a big tradition, but one I enjoyed. My son has kept the tradition of going into the hills , cutting the Christmas tree and all the extras that went with it. Stopping first for a great breakfast at a place that had once been a stage coach stop, the on to the Christmas farm and shivering while the tree was cut, then the wonderful "hot Cocoa" to end the journey. Like I said, I am very fortunate!
Martha R. replied March 8, 2014 at 19:58 UTC: