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terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2015

T stands for Celebration!

Hello my lovelies!

Can you believe it is our last T stands for Tuesday in 2015? Yeah...time flies...2015 is one of the most difficult and complicated years I've faced in my life. But life is a hard mission for each of us in so many levels. I hope everything changes for better in my country and in our lives. I am grateful I could take the bull by the horns when I just wanted to sit down and cry. I am grateful for all the blessings we have received too. I hope 2016 can be a year of transformation and understanding not only in Brazil but around the world. We need to forgive, and I myself know how hard it is especially when it is a member of our family who was deeply hurt. Now I look at the horizon and my heart is filled with joy.I won't grieve for what happened but fight for what is right. 
I'd like to share with you an Irish Blessing:

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

And I also want to share my Hello Kitty cup with you for our last T stands for Thursday in 2015. It's coffee and milk. Would you like some?

And last but not least I'd like to show you one of our traditions:

We toss flowers into the sea on December 31st and January 1st to celebrate Yemanjá - our goddess of the sea.
Most of times people dress in white or blue, light candles on the beach
and offer champagne, mirrors and other things to Yemanjá.
Yemanjá is the mother of salty waters.
If you come to Brazil, you will see statues of Yemanjá in many beaches all over the country here.

May Mother Yemanjá protect you and yours and bless you and yours with peace, health and joy in 2016 and even after.

Here is a tribute to Yemanjá by Maria Bethânia - one of our best singers.

Happy New Year My Friends!


T stands for Tuesday

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14 comentários:

  1. I love the idea of throwing flowers into the sea for Yemanja. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and the wonderful art you have made this year. Happy 2016, happy T day, hugs, Valerie

  2. As much as I've studied Brazil this past year, this was a custom I had not heard of. I also had not heard of Yemanja. Now I must check Yemanja out. It's a lovely custom.

    Your art today is gorgeous. I love the champagne bottle, but Miss Kitty and coffee are more my speed. Thanks for sharing these drinks AND Yemanja with us for T this Tuesday. I sincerely hope that your find peace and happiness in 2016.

  3. Thank you for your beautiful post full of Hope and Love and Light.
    Such a beautiful custom and song you shared with us too!
    Happy T Day
    and Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours dear Karla ♥
    p.s. thank you for visiting my Magpie's Nest and leaving your nice comment.

  4. What a beautiful tradition to toss flowers into the sea! Thank you for sharing it and for sharing T day with us this past year.
    Happy T day and Happy New Year!

  5. Dear Karla - your collage is brilliant!! I do like my coffee just as you do :) Thank you for sharing that lovely tradition-really beautiful gesture and song to listen with the photos. I'd do it if I was close to a beach right now. Thanks for sharing that wonderful Irish blessing too. I must write that one down. Happy T day , and a happy, healthy , peaceful and artful New year!!

  6. What a joy-filled tradition! I'd enjoy that :)

    Happy T Tuesday, and I hope the new year brings you peace. I think sometimes forgiveness is over-rated.

  7. A wonderful trdition and song !
    Happy New Year to you Karla - may it be a very good one for you!♥♥♥

  8. thanks for introducing me to this custom... i never heard of it.
    may you have a wonderful new year 2016 and your wishes come true.

  9. Happy T-day Karla!!
    Thanks for sharing your tradition and the beautiful song!
    Happy New Year my friend!!

  10. What a lovely way to celebrate the new year. I trust 2016 is a good one for you, filled with much peace and happiness.

  11. What a fun collage! I too have a bottle of bubbly on ice. I will be raising a glass with my elderly mother.
    I'd not heard of Yemanja and the New Year's tradition.
    Thank you for visiting earlier,
    Wishing you and yours all the best for 2016,

  12. Love your collage! What a great way to celebrate the New Year! Your Hello Kitty cup and saucer looks great!Happy T day! Chrisx

  13. I loved reading about your New Year tradition and the song was very lovely... she does have a great voice. The Hello Kitty cup id great and that's how I like my coffee too ♥ WISHING YOU A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR IN 2016 !!!

  14. Thank you for this lovely and interesting post, Soul Sister.
    I enjoy seeing your beautiful photos of your traditions. What a treasure to know about it.
    Much love xx


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