Episode 47: The Year of the Rabbit

 What valuable lessons can you glean from the luckiest animal of the Chinese calendar?  Join Lovin Me and find out…

You’re listening to the Love Tidbits Podcast, where you’ll discover a small, tasty, delightful, bite-sized tidbit of love ~ I’m your host, LeAnn Austin 

Hey y’all, welcome to Love Tidbits, episode #47: The Year of the Rabbit  

I was talking to Jeff about something a little more original to talk about in January than goals, and he mentioned the Chinese New Year might be fun to learn more about. Now, sad to say, I knew almost nothing about the Chinese New Year, but it sounded intriguing, so I did a little googling. 

Did you know that the Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year? It’s usually in late January or February, and the day is determined when there is a new lunar cycle, and it is in the first phase of the moon shaped as the crescent.

In China, each year is linked with a different animal, and the Chinese calendar goes in a cycle of 12 years, each year symbolized by a different animal. It is believed that if you are born in a particular year, then you will have some of the characteristics of that animal. This year, 2023, is the year of the rabbit, starting from January 22nd, 2023, and ending on February 9th, 2024.

The sign of rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. You may ask, why is the rabbit the luckiest sign? Well, in the Chinese culture, the rabbit is known to be the luckiest of all the 12 animals because it symbolizes mercy, elegance, and beauty. People who are born in the year of the rabbit are calm and peaceful. They avoid fighting and arguing at all times, but are artistic and have good taste in life. 

Are rabbits loving animals you ask?  Why yes, rabbits are very loving and social animals, which means they not only love to spend time with their humans, they require it.  Without human interaction, rabbits can get bored, even to the point of becoming lonely and depressed.

Rabbit’s personalities vary greatly from one rabbit to the next, even among the littermates. Hmmm, sounds like humans. Rabbits can be silly, timid, shy, curious, and high spirited, regardless of sex or breed type.  They show affection by choosing to sit near you, climb on your back, or nibble at your socks.  I also remember some great stories about rabbits growing up. What about you?  

Well, in my Lovin Me Program for January, we’ll be discovering more about the Chinese New Year and what we can learn from the Rabbit, also known as the luckiest of the 12 animals of the Chinese calendar. Come join us in finding out some fascinating and valuable lessons we can glean from rabbits, and integrate into relationships with others and ourselves. Go to leannaustin.com to sign up. 

A quote that I found and really appreciate says, “This New Year, do not live in the past for it may make you depressed. Do not live for the future for it shall only make you anxious. Live only in the present for that alone will bring you peace. Happy Chinese New Year. Hmmm, something to think about. 

Have a good one y’all ~ and here’s to the rabbit and to love. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please share and leave a review to help others hear tidbits of love. 

What would it feel like to finish your goals, enjoy your relationships, especially with your daughter-in-law, appreciate your body, and embrace being you? 

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