Happy New Year!! Wow, the older I get the faster time fly’s. I can hardly believe it’s 2012. Yet I know it is because I got the “New Years” phone call from my mom.
“Did you eat your black-eyed peas?” she asked.
My mom believes in the southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Years for good luck. My question is, “What if you don’t like black-eyed peas? Are you cursed throughout the year?” Certainly not.
Just how many black-eyed peas does a person have to consume to be “lucky” all year long?
Some say you have to eat 365 peas. That’s a pea of luck for each day of the year. Others say you must put a coin in the pot before serving the peas. Whoever gets the coin has extra good luck throughout the year. But what if the person swallows the coin? How lucky is that? Not so much, I say.
So, I take my chances. Sometimes I eat back-eyed peas and other years I live on the edge and take my chances without consuming the traditional dish.
How about you? Do you have a New Year’s tradition?
One you could start this year is to learn more about God’s Word! I don’t know how lucky it will make you, but you will gain a closer relationship with God and experience more peace and joy in your life.
Laura Rath is leading a group of ladies from 12 states in an online study of my book, An Untroubled Heart; Finding a Faith Stronger Thank All Your Fear!
It begins this week, but you can still sign up!! Visit Laura’s blog at www.laurarath.blogspot.com
I’ll be posting throughout the study on my blog as well. I hope you’ll join us!